Program

(as of November 22, 2021 and subject to change)

Event Schedule:

8 a.m.: Venue Opens
9 a.m.: Welcome/Opening Remarks
4:45 p.m.: Closing Remarks/Networking Reception
5:30 p.m.: Venue Closes

 

Event Program:

Adopting Zero Trust – What is it, What’s Working and What Isn’t
Delivering security and protecting content is essential in enabling your organizations to thrive, build brand awareness and establish customer trust. But how can this be achieved in highly collaborative, perimeter-less environments with shared ownership and control, where almost none of which can be implicitly trusted? A Zero Trust approach can be an incremental, iterative process to implement controls that verify and enforce security every step of the way. This can help ensure that only the appropriate access to resources is granted to those users and entities that need it and when.
Alden Hutchison, Partner, IBM Security
 

Deep Dive: Adopting Zero Trust – Where to Start
What can you trust? If you are following a strict zero trust philosophy, the answer is nothing and no one. This session will discuss the principles that underlie the zero trust philosophy, how it has evolved to become a top concern for organizations today as well as some specific guidance as to where to start to begin reducing risk. IBM Security has helped hundreds of organizations with any or all parts of this journey, so please join this deep-dive to hear what we have learned from those experiences, and where we think you should start.
Alden Hutchison, Partner, IBM Security
 

Journey of the Virtual Film Festival Platforms
In 2020 when the pandemic lock downs took hold, the film festival circuit looked in jeopardy. But the virtual film festival technology platforms saved the day and came into prominence as an alternative solution to reach audiences for many film festivals including Sundance, TIFF, the Pre Cannes Screenings, and for many niche festivals like Atlanta, Rotterdam and Sarasota. The combination of new technology and sensitive pre-theatrical screening is naturally under more scrutiny from rights’ holders and this panel discusses different perspectives of the virtual festival film journey.
Moderator: Mathew Gilliat-Smith, Executive Vice President, Convergent Risks
Panelists:
Benjamin Oberman, President & Chief Executive Officer, MouseTrap Films/Film Festival Flix
Iddo Patt, Co-Founder, Eventive
David White, Chief Executive Officer, Shift 72
 

LUNCHEON KEYNOTE: Minimizing Risk and Maximizing Resiliency in a Post-COVID World
Our Keynote speaker brings decades of experience, in both public and private sector risk management and mitigation, to our CDSA forum in Los Angeles. While we all endure the ongoing impact of the global pandemic, she reminds us that hurricanes will continue to touch down on land, terrorists will adapt to new security measures, and hackers will always find a new way to get at your personal or corporate information. As a Harvard Faculty Member, Juliette teaches evolving risk management and resiliency strategies across many organizations and disciplines. Her “Five Investments in a Resilient System,” provides unique and practical lessons our industry. From the frontlines as a mother of three and a homeland security expert, she’s here to discuss the importance of preparedness, private and public sector capabilities, and resiliency. She’ll inspire us to understand, in this thought-provoking Keynote presentation, that we will always be vulnerable, but there is so much we can still do to lower our risks.
Juliette Kayyem Expert/Analyst/Author
 

Journey of the Virtual Film Festival Platforms
In 2020 when the pandemic lock downs took hold, the film festival circuit looked in jeopardy. But the virtual film festival technology platforms saved the day and came into prominence as an alternative solution to reach audiences for many film festivals including Sundance, TIFF, the Pre Cannes Screenings, and for many niche festivals like Atlanta, Rotterdam and Sarasota. The combination of new technology and sensitive pre-theatrical screening is naturally under more scrutiny from rights’ holders and this panel discusses different perspectives of the virtual festival film journey.
Modertator: Mathew Gilliat-Smith, Executive Vice President, Convergent Risks
Panelists:
Anthony Anderson, Sr. Director, Film Security, Universal Pictures
Benjamin Oberman, President & Chief Executive Officer, MouseTrap Films/Film Festival Flix
Iddo Patt, Co-Founder, Eventive
David White, Chief Executive Officer, Shift 72
 

“Is Private the New Secure?” De-Risking Storage and the Journey to the Cloud
In an increasingly decentralized and remote workforce, the importance of fluid interoperability between cloud providers, teams and workflows has never been more apparent. To make security concerns a thing of the past, our approaches to networking and storage face existential, fundamental shifts. Join two experts in the field as they review what’s new and what’s needed to deliver security to an industry that needs it more than ever.
Anna Claiborne, Chief Technology Officer, Chief Product Officer, and Co-Founder
Lisa Gerber, Business Development – Media & Entertainment US, PacketFabric
Dave Ward, Chief Executive Officer, PacketFabric
 

Deep Dive: Adopting Zero Trust – Where to Start
What can you trust? If you are following a strict zero trust philosophy, the answer is nothing and no one. This session will discuss the principles that underlie the zero trust philosophy, how it has evolved to become a top concern for organizations today as well as some specific guidance as to where to start to begin reducing risk. IBM Security has helped hundreds of organizations with any or all parts of this journey, so please join this deep-dive to hear what we have learned from those experiences, and where we think you should start.
Alden Hutchison, Partner, IBM Security
 

Stop the Leaks, Not the Collaboration: Insider Risk Best Practices for M&E
Media & Entertainment companies are moving faster than ever before. With the volume of new content exploding, and employees creating, modifying, deleting, and transporting data every second, how can your Security and IT teams protect sensitive data from leaks – accidental or deliberate – without hindering the collaborative, content production flow? With insider risk on the rise in 2021, organizations have struggled to keep ahead of data exfiltration events using existing security controls. Join this presentation to learn more about: Where insider risks emerge in your content production value chain; How to determine the right approach to insider risk response; Strategies to continuously monitor risky file activity without being invasive or impeding creative collaboration
Vijay Ramanathan, Senior Vice President, Product Innovation, Code42
 

Using Zero Trust to Protect Intellectual Property in M&E
Intellectual property (IP) protection is vital to your bottom line. A leaked script, clip or game design can be disastrous to the success of any project. While today’s collaboration tools have made it easier than ever to exchange ideas and information—it’s also all too easy for deliberate and accidental data leakage to occur. Learn how applying a Zero trust methodology to data access and sharing can help safeguard your most vital assets and ensure they don’t accidentally or deliberately walk out the door.
Dave Matthews, Technical Solutions Manager, archTIS
 

By the Numbers: Piracy in a Post-Pandemic World
Cybersecurity and content protection are imperative, but protecting people and physical assets are important too. A big question for content creators right now is the fact that the assets and resources to accomplish both these industry challenges are uniqure and require their own assessment approaches. There is a clear need in the wider industry for a dedicated standard for physical security of productions to be aligned with and synergetic to existing content protection guidelines. In this session, we will look at the fundamentals required for our industry to evolve in these rapidly changing workflows and environments.
Steven Hawley, Founder and Managing Director, Piracy Monitor
Colin Dixon, Founder and Chief Analyst, nScreenMedia
 

The Bad Guys Are Everywhere – A Threat Assessment for 2021
2021 has not exactly been a dream for identifying (and stopping) threat actors. We find ourselves at a difficult crossroads: businesses are mandated to manage the evolving risks and rewards of a hybrid work environment. For malicious and increasingly sophisticated digital criminals, this new and liquid dynamic fuels their search for vulnerabilities at hyperdrive speed. From common compromise vectors to new and frightening hacks at the uppermost levels of our infrastructure, digital aggressors are always finding new methodologies with which to escape IT notice and exploit emerging weaknesses. This session shares the latest strategies in technological analysis, detection and defense measures to keep your business ahead of the intruders.
 

Always-on Security: The Importance of Watermarking in Production and Post-Production
The global pandemic has reiterated the criticality of quality content. Industry dynamics that were thought to be years away happened in the blink of an eye, with new business, production, and distribution models appearing. These new market dynamics make for a perfect storm where content is vulnerable to theft and leaks, paving the way for revenue loss and endangering creativity. Join experts from Vision Media and NAGRA for insights into the absolute minimum security you need to protect pre-release content. Learn why there has never been a more critical time to secure high-value content assets in the production and post-production stage.
 

New Tools & Rules for Creating Content in the Cloud
By now the M&E space has had close to a year and a half to devise workflows and inovative tools required for today’s content creation paradigm. With global production building cloud-based studio space as never before, the most mission-critical elements of the ecosystem have never been more exposed. The protection of cloud pathways has become a topline item of strategic planning. The entire creative food-chain may now be housed in a hybrid environment, but are we meeting expectations for all stakeholders? What new platforms, systems and practices will ensure the stregthening of this new workflow? This selection of presentations addresses a world that has evolved from emergency measures to the reality of S.O.P. cloud creation and connectivity.
 

Physical Security in a Digital World
Cybersecurity and content protection are imperative, but protecting people and physical assets are important too. A big question for content creators right now is the fact that the assets and resources to accomplish both these industry challenges are uniqure and require their own assessment approaches. There is a clear need in the wider industry for a dedicated standard for physical security of productions to be aligned with and synergetic to existing content protection guidelines. In this session, we will look at the fundamentals required for our industry to evolve in these rapidly changing workflows and environments.
 

Stay tuned, more details to come…