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Content & Cybersecurity Forum 2018

March 21, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm CET

Content & Cybersecurity Forum

Hôtel Westminster, 13, Rue de la Paix 75002 Paris, France, 21st March 2018

Following the success of last year’s Paris initiative, MESA Europe, together with its industry sponsors, are delighted to announce the 2018 Content and Cybersecurity Forum.

This morning session will provide a platform for industry experts and delegates to immerse themselves in the topic and to gain detailed insights into the wide ranging threats the industry currently faces and some of the measures that can be taken to minimise those risks and to take decisive action once a security breach or piracy problem has been identified. Among the topics that will be discussed are:

  • Cybercrime – Are You Prepared?
  • Does anyone still care about Piracy?
  • Keeping the lid on Content Leaks?
  • Security – We Are All Responsible

In each case, the extent of the threat, preventative measures and ‘preparing for the inevitable’ will feature as part of the discussion, with participants drawing on real life experiences to illustrate the dangers of inaction and complacency.

The MESA Europe Content and Cybersecurity Forum will take place on the morning of 21st March in Paris.


Event Schedule:

Registration  Opens:  8.30 a.m.
Event Session: 9.30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Networking Coffee Break: 12 p.m.

Conference Introduction & Welcoming Remarks
Jim Bottoms, Executive Director, MESA Europe

Opening Keynote: Understanding the Risks & Being Ready to Respond
Chris Johnson, Director, Convergent Risks Group

To open the morning session our keynote speaker will draw on his years of experience in developing security best
practice for the media and entertainment industry to share his views on where the major threats are coming from today
and how these are likely to evolve in the future. What are the commercial risks? What defensive steps can be taken and
how do you prepare for the inevitable? These are among the questions that will be answered.

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Fighting Fraud Through Service Compliance
Brian Paxton, Principal Consultant, Head of Video Consulting, Cartesian

Compliance with content contracts is a challenge for many service providers, but compliance also brings benefits. Well designed and engineered services can reduce fraud, increase revenue and reduce piracy. We explore some of the choices service providers can make and look at how they can impact the overall health of these services.

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Protecting Against Cybercrime
Mathew Gilliat-Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Fortium Technologies

Instances of content piracy are nothing new. Thieves have been stealing movies and television shows for decades, but recent cases of hackers pilfering content from studios and their suppliers are of a different scale than anything we’ve seen in the past. More recently the problem is just as likely to be a ransomware attack or a targeted raid on sensitive data both of which can be disruptive, time consuming and expensive, to say nothing of the commercial damage that may follow.

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Protecting Content – New Role for Operators? New Challenges for Vendors!
Pascal Hetzscholdt, Director, Content Protection, Europe & Africa, 21st Century Fox

Content protection has matured and we are entering an era of consolidation. Meanwhile, new technological challenges have appeared on the horizon. What are the current needs of rights owners in light of global piracy enforcement? What do they require from vendors? How can vendors help them prepare themselves for the future? And what’s the role of operators in all of this?

The Consumers’ Role in Piracy
Chris Le Maitre, Director Operations, Operational Security, Cisco Systems

The pirate consumer is getting smarter and is exploiting a variety of routes to obtain unauthorised access to content. The industry is responding with a growing array of advanced technology solutions aimed at prevention, detection and takedown. In this next presentation we will hear more about the consumer’s role in continuing to drive pirate activity and learn about some steps that are being taken to counter content theft.

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Industry Panel Discussion: Tackling Online Content Piracy

David Millar, Director of Communications, MESA Europe

Bastien Casalta, Chief Technology Officer, TMG
Jakob Kuznicki, EVP International, Govinet
Chris Le Maitre, Director Operations, Operational Security, Cisco Systems

Building on the previous presentations, our piracy discussion continues with an industry panel review of the actions needed to tackle current day piracy and a look at some of the technology solutions available to help support the fight.

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Conference Close

For further information about the Security Forum and to discuss speaking and sponsorship opportunities please contact Jim Bottoms or David Millar at MESA Europe.

E: [email protected]   [email protected]
T: 44 (0)1525 864376



13, Rue de la Paix
75002 Paris


March 21, 2018
8:30 am - 12:00 pm CET
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Hotel Westminster
13 Rue de la Paix Paris 75002 France
Paris, France
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