8 a.m.: Registration Opens
9 a.m.: General Sessions
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – CPS Innovation and Technology Showcases
1 p.m.: Networking Luncheon
4 – 6 p.m.: Trusted Partner Network Workshop
4 – 6 p.m.: WiTH Workshop
6 p.m.: Networking Reception/MESA Holiday Party

9 – 9:05 a.m.
Opening Remarks
Martin Porter, President, CDSA

9:05 – 9:10 a.m.
Conference Welcome Remarks
Kai Pradel, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, SafeStream

9:10 – 9:15 a.m.
Setting the Stage for CPS 2018
This session provides perspective on the strategic importance of the roles CDSA and the Content Protection Summit play within the Media & Entertainment industry.
Guy Finley, President, MESA and Executive Director, CDSA
Ben Stanbury, Chairman of the Board, CDSA

9:15 – 9:45 a.m.
OPENING KEYNOTE: The LA Cyber Lab: Fighting Cybercrime, Together
The nature of the cybersecurity threat in the United States mandates the need for leadership in preventing, mitigating, and recovering from adverse events in cyberspace. There is a critical need for enhanced bilateral information-sharing, cybersecurity workforce and education development, multifaceted incident response strategies, and protection of critical infrastructure. Fortunately, Los Angeles is at the forefront of cybersecurity defense and innovation. Launched in August 2017, the Los Angeles Cyber Lab is the first of its kind public-private-partnership. It is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting personal and protected information from malicious cyber threats by facilitating and promoting innovation, education, and information sharing between Los Angeles’ public and private sectors for the benefit of all our city’s businesses and residents. LA Cyber Lab is dedicated to sharing the latest cybersecurity threat data, alerts, and intelligence gathered by the City of Los Angeles and its partners. Under the leadership of Mayor Eric Garcetti, the lab develops policy and practices to support businesses, residents, families, and the community. Our Opening Keynote provides an inside look at the lab’s initiatives and ways to get involved.
Jeff Gorell, Deputy Mayor of the City of Los Angeles for Homeland Security and Public Safety

9:45 – 10 a.m.
The Importance of Threat Intelligence in Protecting Content
Media & Entertainment companies play a key role in shaping public opinion and national image, making it a target for advanced persistent threats and other forms of hacktivism. An Information Sharing and Analysis Center (ISAC) is a community effort within an industry that provides a central resource for gathering and disseminating information about cyber threats pertinent to its industry. With so much information coming in via news, blogs, tweets, alerts from cyber security vendors, alerts from government agencies, and other sources, it can be overwhelming for a company to keep on top all of that data when they are trying to focus on doing their core business tasks. This is where the ISAC comes in to provide a curated feed that distills down the mountain of data to what is relevant specifically to media & entertainment companies. To help you understand how threat intelligence fits into your security program, we’ll attempt answer these questions for you. What is threat intelligence? Why do you need it? How does it help you stay safe online?
Christopher Taylor, Director, M&E ISAC

10 – 10:30 a.m.
KEYNOTE: Securing Global Moments and Creating a Stronger BBC
The leak of scripts and unedited episodes in 2014 from the famous sci-fi program Doctor Who was an agent of change for the BBC. Now in its 55th year, the show has garnered a loyal fan base worldwide that closely charts every detail of the adventures of The Doctor and the time-travelling TARDIS. In this keynote conversation, BBC Studios Content Security Director Alex Pickering will describe the security challenges faced in delivering global moments for shows like Doctor Who, Sherlock and Blue Planet II and the approach taken in creating a stronger BBC via a combination of stakeholder engagement, incident management, and vendor cooperation.
Alex Pickering, Global Content Security Director, BBC Studios

10:30 – 10:40 a.m.
CDSA’s Production Security Best Practices
How are industry leaders, guilds and associations working together to create a new series of collaborative controls to secure our content on the production set? Through CDSA’s Television Production Working Group (TVPWG), content holders have explored and created and extensive Best Practices document to guide security requirements during feature and episodic production. This introduction provides CPS attendees with the first look at the guidelines and sets the stage for the panel discussion.
Cyril Rickleton-Abdi, Co-Chair, CDSA Television Production Working Group
Lulu Zezza, Co-Chair, CDSA Television Production Working Group

10:40 – 11 a.m.
The New Frontier: Securing Production
Content protection during production requires a unique approach due to the complexity, scope, speed and nature of how we create feature and television content. With a cast and crew of sometimes hundreds, how do you ensure you have the necessary protocols in place that balance an increased need for digital infrastructure and information security with the range of roles and responsibilities on set. This panel discussion looks at how content creators approach creating and promoting corporate best practices around e-mail, authentication and device management.
Moderator: Lulu Zezza, Co-Chair, CDSA Television Production Working Group
Jaclyn Knag, Executive Director, Content Security, Paramount Pictures
Alex Nauda, Chief Technology Officer, SHIFT and
Cyril Rickleton-Abdi, Co-Chair, CDSA Television Production Working Group

11 – 11:15 a.m.
Morning Innovation and Technology Showcases Introductions
Bob Gold, Principal, Bob Gold & Associates

11:15 – 11:30 a.m.

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

CPS Innovation and Technology Showcases


1 – 2:15 p.m.

2:15 – 2:45 p.m.
Keynote: How to Make Your Security Awareness Program FAIL (and then SUCCEED!)
Hollywood’s core competencies of entertaining, storytelling, tapping into current cultural trends and influencing consumer behavior, are exactly the attributes every organization needs to launch a successful security awareness campaign. This keynote by security awareness expert Winn Schwartau will provide step-by-step guidelines for designing and implementing an awesome organization-wide security awareness program, from concept to launch to metrics Named one of the Top-5 Security Thinkers by SC magazine and annually one of the top-rated speakers at the annual RSA Conference, Schwartau will challenge the audience to set a new standard for security awareness programs that inspires all industry sectors to create better security behavior.
Winn Schwartau, Author and Founder, The Security Awareness Company

2:45 – 3:15 p.m.
Addressing Online Piracy Together via the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE)
Since the launch of ACE in the summer of 2017, this global coalition has dedicated itself to protecting the legal market and reducing online piracy. This session provides an overview of ACE and some of its successes to date, including the civil case against TickBox, a seller of piracy devices.
Karen Thorland, Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Global Content Protection Legal, MPAA
Introduction by: David Würgler, Senior Director, Anti-Piracy Litigation, NAGRA

3:15 – 3:30 p.m.
Making it Real: Cloud-Native Feature Production
This session discusses how end-to-end content production can occur in the cloud for feature, TV, and short-form media. There’s no longer a need to upload/download data and risk breaches, loss or errors. Instead, you keep everything in the cloud and bring artists securely to the data through managed identities, access policies, and isolated cloud network environments. Artist tools can be virtualized in GPU-powered VMs, feeding directly into render managers. And when the shots are done, pull everything together on a cloud-based editorial workstation and asset manager. You’ll learn that this is no longer a vision of the future, rather it is in use today.
Erick Geisler, Chief Executive Officer, G2 Immersive Studios
Joel Sloss, Senior Program Manager, Microsoft Azure

3:30 – 4 p.m.
KEYNOTE: Defending Against Disinformation and Social Media Manipulation
In his third appearance on the CPS stage (first at NAB, then in NYC and now, for the first time at our biggest show of the year in LA), Jonathon Morgan will update the audience how new adversaries are using the same disinformation tactics being used in politic to attack entertainment brands, target journalists, and manipulate the media. How can Hollywood protect their productions and their consumers?
Jonathon Morgan, Chief Executive Officer, New Knowledge; and Founder, Data for Democracy

4 – 4:30 p.m.

4 – 6 p.m.
WiTH Workshop


4:30 – 6 p.m.
Trusted Partner Network Workshop


6 – 7:30 p.m.
Networking Reception/MESA Holiday Party

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