as of April 2, 2018 (subject to change)

Event Schedule:

12 p.m.: Registration Opens
1 – 5:45 p.m.: General Sessions
6 p.m.: Networking Reception

1 p.m.
Opening Remarks
Guy Finley, Executive Director, CDSA and MESA

1:15 – 1:45 p.m.
KEYNOTE: Defending Against Disinformation and Social Media Manipulation
We’ve heard a lot about Russian interference in US democracy — how that government and its troll armies are using paid advertisements and viral propaganda to influence American hearts and minds. Now new adversaries are using the same tactics to attack entertainment brands, target journalists, and manipulate the media. How can news and entertainment protect themselves and their consumers?
Jonathon Morgan, Chief Executive Officer, New Knowledge; and Founder, Data for Democracy

1:45 – 2 p.m.
10 Tips for a Successful Cyberaudit
There are numerous companies out there offering cyberaudits. But are you ready for a cyberaudit? How do you select the right cyberauditor? And, more importantly, are you ready with staff, budget and processes to successfully plug all the vulnerabilities that your cyberaudit will reveal? WNET Chief Technology Officer Peter Brickman shares the 10 tips he’s learned to assure that, when you get cyberaudited you get your money’s worth.
Peter Brickman, Chief Technology Officer, WNET

2 – 2:30 p.m.
When The Screen Goes Dark: Protecting Broadcasts in the Modern Age
Wipers, ransomware, and destructive worms have emerged as a way for attackers to disrupt the critical operations of organizations. Supply chain attacks subvert an organization’s ability to trust their hardware and software providers. What is a broadcasting company to do in an age where the Max Headroom incident is the ideal scenario? How can the broadcasting industry learn from and adapt to this new threat landscape? What sorts of steps can be taken to prevent, detect, and respond to attempts to disrupt attacks against the broadcasting industry? Cisco Talos will dive into these threats, how they work, and what can be done to prevent these sorts of attacks.
Edmund Brumaghin, Threat Researcher, Talos Outreach

2:30 – 2:45 p.m.
How to Avoid Making Cybersecurity News in 2018
Making news about your company’s cyber-breach is the kind of publicity that every company wants to avoid. This presentation will look back at the biggest data breaches of the past twelve months, along with offering an overview of relevant cybersecurity statistics. Several breaches will be looked at in greater detail followed by tips you can apply to your own networks to help prevent the same type of breach from happening to you.
Chris Taylor, Founder and Principle Consultant, Taksati Consulting

2:45 – 3:15 p.m.
KEYNOTE: Protecting Journalists in the Field
Broadcast journalists are under constant surveillance, and protecting their sources, files and notes are increasing challenges for news network CISOs around the world. In this keynote, Rebecca Mackinnon, Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) board member and director of the Ranking Digital Rights project at the New America Foundation, will provide journalist cybersecurity stories from the field and offer tips about how to protect your editorial team wherever they’re at work.
Rebecca MacKinnon, Director, Ranking Digital Rights project & Senior Research Fellow, New America Foundation; Board Member, Committee to Protect Journalists; and Author

3:15 – 3:45 p.m.

3:45 – 4 p.m.
Everything You Need to Know about GDPR
What is GDPR and how does it affect media & entertainment? The General Data Protection Regulation is a new EU regulation that provides increased data protection for average citizens. After a two-year transition period, the law becomes enforceable next month (May 25). What does this mean to the way your company does business in the European Union?
Chris Johnson, Chief Executive Officer, Convergent Risks

4 – 4:15 p.m.
Broadcast Cybersecurity and Vendor Systems, Software and Services
For the first time, the broadcast industry has developed a series of cybersecurity recommendations for the vendor community. The recently-published WBU (World Broadcasting Unions) recommendation, entitled: “WBU Cyber Security Recommendations for Media Vendors’ Systems, Software and Services”, offers broadcast technology partners the first, industry-developed outline of what’s expected to help secure their clients’ networks from being hacked.
J.C. Lee, Chairman, North American Broadcasters’ Association Technical Committee

4:15 – 4:30 p.m.
Limitless Creativity (Secure and on Schedule) in the Cloud
Join us for an exploration of secure content workflows in the cloud. Using tools embraced by top studios and broadcasters, both artists and editors can take advantage of near limitless scale and creative control. When you add Microsoft devices such as the Surface Studio and Surface Book, creativity is unbounded, while cloud-based analytics and artificial intelligence services for image and audio recognition help you get the most out of your production schedule.
Joel Sloss, Senior Program Manager, Microsoft Azure

4:30 – 4:45 p.m.
Securing Your Pre-Release Workflow in the Cloud
A leak of pre-release content disrupts a content owner’s marketing activities and has a significant impact on theatrical and home entertainment revenue. With the content industry now moving its post-production workflows and distribution of premium content to cloud or hybrid cloud environments, it has become essential to have all content security tools also available in the cloud. Forensic watermarking is a key component in the security toolset used to trace any leak back to its source, and vital in the content industry’s battle to protect their creative work and sustain investments in original content. This presentation will show that forensic watermarking, long deployed on-premises, is now also easily deployed in cloud workflows for post-production, screening and online distribution.
Gabriel Cantin, Product Manager, Nagra
Introduction by: Alain Durand, Executive Board Member, Digital Watermarking Alliance

4:45 – 5:15 p.m.
Securing the Chain: From Cloud Production to (Infinite) Distribution Platforms
The media & entertainment supply chain is more dispersed than ever, with a worldwide ecosystem of production, post facilities and proliferating distribution channels. How do content holders monitor the security of their productions prior to release? What new technologies are being implemented in distribution that need to be integrated into the overall security strategy for a specific title. Session participants talk about lessons learned and ways our industry can improve the overall level of security awareness in our industry.
Moderator: Guy Finley, Executive Director, CDSA and MESA
Jaclyn Knag, Executive Director, Content Security, Paramount Pictures
John Koscheka, Executive Vice President, OTT Operations, BTI Studios L.A.
Christine Thomas, Senior Director Worldwide Tech Operations & Strategic Initiatives, Dolby

5:15 – 5:45 p.m.
Industry Update: Introducing the Trusted Partner Network
The Trusted Partner Network (TPN) is a new, industry-wide content security initiative that helps prevent leaks, breaches and hacks of film & television content prior to their intended release and while they are being worked on by a growing, international ecosystem of third-party vendors. A joint venture between the MPAA and CDSA, the TPN provides vendors with a voluntary and cost-saving way to have the security preparedness of their facilities, staffs and workflows assessed to industry best practices and by accredited and experienced assessors and consultants. From script through post production to distribution, and everywhere in-between, film & television vendors will now be able to reduce the number of often-duplicative content owner audits they undergo per year, many of which are now based on contradictory security controls. Through the TPN, it is expected that the film & television industry will elevate the security standards and responsiveness of the vendor community, while greatly expanding the number of facilities that can be assessed annually. In this closing session, you’ll learn from the executives who have developed and will manage this important industry initiative about how TPN works, the goals behind the collaboration and the benefits content owners and vendors will gain from the program.
Moderator: Guy Finley, Executive Director, Content Delivery & Security Association (CDSA) and Chief Executive Officer, Trusted Partner Network (TPN)
Kurt Fischer, Director, Content Security, Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and Chief Operating Officer, Trusted Partner Network (TPN)
Dan Robbins, Senior Vice President & Associate General Counsel, Motion Picture Association and Chairman & President, Trusted Partner Network (TPN)
Ben Stanbury, Chairman, Content Delivery & Security Association (CDSA) and Chief Technology Officer, Trusted Partner Network (TPN)

5:45 p.m.
Closing Remarks

6 – 7 p.m.