May 12 Cyber, Content Protection Summit: Protecting the New M&E Normal

From planning against insider threats, to keeping screener content safe. Securing the cloud, to identifying cybersecurity weakness in advance. And all in the context of protecting the industry’s assets — and securing home work environments — during today’s new remote production reality.

Those are the insights members of the Media and Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA) are bringing to the May 12 Cybersecurity & Content Protection Summit, being held digitally as part of the NAB Show Express experience.

Following a morning program that will approach work from home — and the security of media and entertainment — from all angles, here’s what to expect from the 10-minute, quick-look afternoon portions of the summit:


JJ Landauer, information security analyst for SHIFT and, will share insights into what it takes to secure digital pre-release content today, and what’s changed in recent years in protecting content owners’ most important assets.

“We’re excited to share some of the unique programs we have going on at SHIFT, and encourage people to take a closer look at their own security measures. The landscape is constantly changing and we are always trying to stay ahead of the curve,” he said. “I hope people walk away having learned something new, and something that they can take back to their own companies. And if we can get them to have a few laughs while they are at it, even better!”

• Security in the New Age of Remote

Working on tentpole titles from home? Before the pandemic, it’s not something studio executives would have even considered. Now that it has become a necessity to keep content flowing, Joel Sloss, senior program manager for Microsoft Azure, will walk attendees through the fundamentals of locking down virtual workstations, asset storage, networks, and more. The work environment has changed, but traditional security concerns persist.

• Data Doesn’t Lie – Media Industry Full of Credential Stuffing Attacks

There’s no better source for insight into the latest online attack traffic trends than Akamai. And Akamai continues to warn media and entertainment companies about the rising threat of credential stuffing attacks, where compromised user credentials have the ability to infiltrate organizations. Patrick Sullivan, CTO of security strategy for Akamai, will share his company’s observations of based off billions of cyberattacks worldwide, showing where the attacks originate from, and how organizations can best combat and mitigate against the attacks.

• Protecting the Creative Process from Insider Threats

Even though we’re mostly not working inside offices today, insider threats still exist. Mary Roark, VP of marketing for Cyberhaven, will share insights into the rise of insider threats in media, and how to best protect the creative process with insider threat programs

“As more media houses migrate to the public cloud, it becomes harder to protect data, the data sprawl, quickly becomes data snarl for security staff,” she said. “We expect the attendees to leave with new ideas on how to tackle securing their creative ideas by using data tracing technology and analytics like Cyberhaven’s Data Behavior Analytics (DaBA), which can keep track of content from files and even search for keywords like ‘SecretMovieideas’ and ‘STARWARS sequel’ and see if ideas are being leaked via social media or risky cloud storage locations.”

• Hey, You, Get off of my Cloud!

There are threats around most every workflow, public, private and hybrid cloud included, and improving your cloud security has become more important than ever. Dave Loveland, cloud security architect, and Mathew Gilliat-Smith, EVP, with Convergent Risks, will share insights into what you can do to keep your IT security team from being overwhelmed, by better understanding today’s complex threat landscape and employing more efficient patching policies and stronger identity access management.

Presented by Richey May Technology Solutions, with sponsorship by Akamai, Cyberhaven, Microsoft Azure, SHIFT, Convergent Risks, and the Trusted Partner Network (TPN), the Cybersecurity & Content Protection Summit will focus on the latest cybersecurity and content protection challenges studios, broadcasters and vendors alike are facing during the ongoing pandemic.

Produced under the direction of the Content Delivery & Security Association (CDSA) Board of Directors and content advisors representing Amazon Studios, Adobe, Paramount, BBC Studios, NBCUniversal, Lionsgate, WarnerMedia, Amblin Entertainment, Legendary Pictures, and Lego Group, this year’s Cybersecurity & Content Protection Summit will also look ahead at the challenges facing the security community in 2020 and beyond.

To register for the Summit, click here.

To join CDSA or activate a Cyber CPS sponsorship contact Evie Silvers at [email protected], or Garrett Randall [email protected]