International Cybersecurity Policing Tackled at Dec. 7 Content Protection Summit

The U.S.-based International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) — the worldwide professional association for law enforcement — has spent 120-plus years being the collective voice for police agencies, offering research, education and programs. But it’s only in recent years that its members have had to tackle a new area of law enforcement: cybersecurity.

On Dec. 7 at the eighth annual CDSA Content Protection Summit (CPS) at the Marina del Rey Marriott in Los Angeles, IACP VP Paul Cell (the chief of police for the Montclair State University Police Department in New Jersey) will speak to attendees about the need for private companies, the government and law enforcement to all work together to combat cyber-crime.

His presentation — “Bridging Law Enforcement and Private Industry in a Cyber World” — will assure media and entertainment stakeholders that cyber-crime is a huge priority for law enforcement agencies today, and that the federal government recognizes the threats it poses to both national security and private enterprises. However, companies can do more, by helping law enforcement in the areas of prevention, detection and prosecution of cyber-crimes.

Following Cell’s presentation, Bryan Ellenburg, security consultant for the Content Delivery & Security Association (CDSA) and CPS conference chair, will lead a panel of media and entertainment experts on the state of illegal streaming.

The panel — “Protecting Against Unauthorized Redistribution of Content” — will look at how new, disruptive technologies, like Facebook Live, Periscope and Meerkat, have enabled the unauthorized redistribution of not only live broadcast content, but also other copyright-protected works. And if the techniques used to protect feature film and TV content (like digital fingerprinting) aren’t effective, what’s the answer? Steve Holyhead, director of technical operations for Fox Broadcasting, Mark Nakano, senior director of product marketing and partnerships for NexGuard, and Cyril Rickelton-Abdi, senior director of content security for Turner Broadcasting, will be on hand.

The 2016 CDSA Content Protection Summit is presented by MediaSilo, with sponsorships by Box, Deluxe, the Digital Watermarking Alliance, Fortium, Microsoft Azure, NexGuard and PricewaterhouseCoopers. For more information visit, and to become a sponsor contact, Garrett Randall, director of member services for the Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA), at 310-882-9204, or [email protected].