Cybersecurity & Content Protection Summit

Sunday, April 7 1:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Location: Westgate

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Registration Package

Content Protection and Cybersecurity Summit


  • 12:00 PM: Registration Opens

  • 1:00 – 5:45 PM: General Sessions

  • 6:00 PM: Networking Reception

Welcome Remarks
Guy Finley
, Executive Director, Content Delivery & Security Association (CDSA)
Setting the Standards and Systems for Securing Media & Entertainment
Our opening session sets the stage for the afternoon’s conference agenda by highlighting both the individual work and the increased collaboration of industry associations and their members. As entertainment moves toward a more fluid, instant and “always on” infrastructure, these groups play a critical role in how we tackle these increasingly challenging workflows and distribution models, together, with a foundation of infrastructure security that speaks across all of our memberships.
Moderator: Guy Finley, Executive Director, Content Delivery & Security Association (CDSA)
Mark Harrison, Managing Director, Digital Production Partnership (DPP)
J.C. Lee, Chairman, Technical Committee, North American Broadcasters’ Association (NABA)
Sam Matheny, Chief Technology Officer, National Association of Broadcasters (NAB)
Jason Thibeault, Executive Director, Streaming Video Alliance


KEYNOTE: Securing the Future of Media & Entertainment
As media & entertainment accelerates its digital transformation on the back of a range of new technologies (IP, ATSC 3.0, 5G), how are policymakers and engineers planning to protect these emerging systems, and what are the new threats and vulnerabilities that increased interactivity and interconnectivity will produce?
David Simpson, Rear Admiral (ret.), United States Navy, and (former) Chief, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, Federal Communication Council
Securing the Enterprise (and Everything Else)
So many of today’s workflows and business processes are moving off-premises and into the cloud but are requiring enterprise integrationo at the foundational level. How secure is your entgerprise and how does that integrate with cloud platforms or applications that require constant connectivity and two-way APIs? This panel discussion of CISO’s from the major studios and networks will give you what do you need to know to ensure that you and your business partners are secure across your entire enterprise.
Stephen Fridakis, Chief Information Security Officer, HBO


Securing Film and Television Productions
The first Content & Cybersecurity Guidelines for protecting film & television productions against cyber and physical theft has been released by the Content Delivery and Security Association (CDSA), which contains everything every producer and crew member needs to know to secure their intellectual property on-set or on-location. The Guidelines were written by a Working Group of executives from Amazon Studios, Amblin Entertainment, AMC, Bad Robot, BBC, Fox, Paramount, Marvel, Netflix, NBCUniversal, Turner, Walt Disney, and Warner Bros, in cooperation with contributing members of the Producer’s Guild of America (PGA).
Lulu Zezza, President, Three Zebra Solutions


Is the Media & Entertainment Industry “Critical Infrastructure”?
Since the PATRIOT Act of 2001, critical infrastructure in the United States has been defined as “systems and assets, whether physical or virtual, so vital to the United States that the incapacity or destruction of such systems and assets would have a debilitating impact on security.” In his thought-provoking keynote, Johnson discusses: (1) the cyber and disinformation threats that sophisticated nation-state intelligence services and criminal syndicates pose to modern media and entertainment, including film, radio and television, (2) why these industries might accurately be described as the “critical infrastructure” of First Amendment free expression and the public communications of our free markets and democratic government, and (3) what this tells us about the new partnerships and protections that the industry needs to defend against these threats.
Clete Johnson, Senior Fellow, Center for Strategic International Studies, (CSIS) and Partner, Wilkinson Barker Knauer
Securing Next Gen TV
The current work on the ATSC 3.0 next-generation broadcast standard is meant to use advanced transmission and video/audio coding techniques to bring new and creative services to viewers. Conditional access and digital rights management (DRM) are core capabilities of this new TV system. How else are broadcast engineers and business officers hardening this new standard to provide a more secure, accountable system for content owners and their distribution partners.
Peter Van Peenen, Technology Consultant, Pearl TV


KEYNOTE: Is that Real? The Threat & Opportunity of Deep Fakes 
Technology has the potential to topple the truth. And film & television companies are now facing a new era where Deep fake images can bootleg a celebrity, news cast or even an entire movie, creating an unauthorized, artificial reality that is almost undiscernible to the untrained eye. How do content owners protect their talent, properties and brands from being counterfeited in an era where the AI/graphics tools are more accessible than ever, and the distribution power is in everyone’s hands?


Trusted Partner Network: Year One
One year ago here at NAB, The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and the Content Delivery & Security Association (CDSA) launched \ a new industry-wide, content security initiative. The Trusted Partner Network (TPN), to elevator the security standards of the film & television industry’s production and distribution supply chain. TPN Board Members take the stage to provide a One-Year Update on how its site security program has progressed and what’s in store for securing core technologies for media & entertainment.
Guy Finley, Executive Director, Content Delivery & Security Association (CDSA) and Chief Executive Officer, Trusted Partner Network (TPN)
Ben Stanbury, Chairman, Content Delivery & Security Association (CDSA) and Chief Technology Officer, Trusted Partner Network (TPN)
Kurt Fischer, Director, Content Security, Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and Chief Operating Officer, Trusted Partner Network (TPN)

Click HERE for more information. (Preliminary program as of Jan 10, 2019 subject to change.)

Produced in partnership with Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA)


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Education Program: Cybersecurity and Content Protection Summit

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