IBC Reflections: Irdeto’s Lucas Catranis on Protecting Sports Media From Piracy (SVG)


Security is one of the hottest topics on the mind of every sports-media organization these days. Incidents from ransomware extortion schemes like the leaking of HBO’s Game of Thrones episodes to the pirating of live streams of major sports events like the Mayweather-McGregor PPV fight have pushed security high up on priority lists.

With that in mind, SVG sat down with Lucas Catranis, director, product marketing, cybersecurity services, Irdeto, during the recent IBC 2017 to discuss how the Irdeto 360 platform is helping sports-media organizations weather the piracy storm. Catranis also addressed the piracy threat posed by social-media platforms, security as it relates to the burgeoning esports industry, the potential of ransomware to affect sports content, the need to educate the M&E industry more about piracy, and what security trends he sees for 2018.