NAB Show: Security Recommendations for Vendors on Tap at Cyber Summit

For the first time ever, the broadcast industry has put together a series of cybersecurity recommendations for the vendor community, a recently-published set of recommendations from the World Broadcasting Unions (WBU). The impact of the WBU’s work will be discussed at the upcoming Cyber Security & Content Protection Summit, at the NAB Show in Las Vegas on April 8.

The publication — “WBU Cyber Security Recommendations for Media Vendors’ Systems, Software and Services” — aims to give broadcast technology partners an outline of what’s expected to help secure their clients’ networks from cyberattacks, according to the presenter, J.C. Lee, chairman of the North American Broadcasters’ Association Technical Committee.

“Attendees will be provided with background to the WBU, or World Broadcasting Unions, its role and history,” Lee said. “They will also be provided with a review of the WBU’s recent set of recommendations on cyber-security, which was released in January.

“As broadcasters embrace more IP technology, they must be increasingly aware of the cyber maturity of the new technology they are using.”

The half-day, inaugural Cyber Security & Content Protection Summit will provide technology and business updates on cybersecurity and anti-piracy initiatives in both film and television, and is being produced by the Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA) and the Content Delivery & Security Association (CDSA), in cooperation with the NAB Show.

The event will address the unique content protection needs of TV broadcasters, with sessions on protecting major live event broadcasts, the latest broadcast cybersecurity and vendor systems, software and services, protecting journalists in the field, the current state of broadcast signal intrusion, and more. Other topics to be tackled include the auditing of third-party vendors, securing cloud production, turning pirates into paying customers, hardening workflows, and protecting against ransomware.

Microsoft Azure, BTI Studios, Dolby, NAGRA the Digital Watermarking Alliance and Convergent Risk are sponsoring the event, which is produced by MESA in cooperation with the NAB Show. For more information, visit, or to register click here.