NAGRA, Studios Tee Up Security Insights for July 25 Content Protection Summit


For years now the Content Delivery & Security Association (CDSA) has held its Content Protection Summit (CPS) in Hollywood, bringing together security experts across the entertainment industry to share the latest solutions and best practices in protecting assets.

For the first time July 25, CDSA is bringing the popular security summit to New York City, co-located with the first-ever Microsoft Media & Entertainment Day, at the Microsoft Technology Center (MTC) on Eighth Avenue.

From content security in the era of social media to real-time watermarking detection, here’s a look at what attendees can expect:

  • Following opening remarks from Guy Finley, executive director of CDSA, and Cyril Rickelton-Abdi, senior director of content security for Turner, Rickelton-Abdi, Stephen Fridakis, chief information security officer for HBO, and Ben Stanbury, VP of technology security and risk management for The Walt Disney Studios, will deliver a “View from the Top – The State of Broadcast Security” presentation, offering a deep dive into what information security teams are doing today to protect media and entertainment companies against cyberattacks.

  • At 9:45 a.m., David Würgler, senior director of anti-piracy litigation for NAGRA, will offer insights into the growing threats and impact of IPTV piracy on both content owners at pay TV service providers in the presentation “Putting a Stop to Illegal IPTV Distribution of Your Content – Real Solutions to get Real Results.”
  • In the 10 a.m. panel “Securing Production & Post-Production for Film & Television,” Lulu Zezza, longtime production executive and founder of Three Zebra Solutions, will moderate a group of experts in the discussion of how Hollywood is adapting its workflows and processes to account for the increased vulnerability of making a movie in today’s digital ecosystem. Mark Nakano, senior director of product marketing and partnerships for the Kudelski Group’s NexGuard, Joel Sloss, senior program manager for Microsoft Azure, and Chris Johnson, global director of CDSA’s anti-piracy and compliance program, will discuss.
  • The 10:30 a.m. presentation “Protecting Creativity in the Online Era” has Harrie Tholen, managing director of NexGuard, will share how the content industry needs to look beyond traditional content protection tools, such as conditional access and DRM, and include the use of modern technologies such as watermarking.
  • The 11:15 a.m. keynote discussion “Importance of 3rd Party Audits in the M&E Ecosystem” will see Stanbury sharing the importance of making sure content owners and services are on the same page, when it comes to new industry policies, regulations and technologies.
  • At 11:45 a.m., Michael D. Smith, professor of information technology and marketing at Carnegie Mellon University’s H. John Heinz III College, shares his thoughts on how piracy impacts the consumer experience, and how content creators can measure the impact of the theft of their intellectual property, in the presentation “Anti-Piracy and Consumer Behavior: What we Know So Far.”