NAB Show: Protecting Live Broadcast Events to be Discussed at Cyber Summit

Wipers, ransomware, and destructive worms have emerged as ways for cyber criminals to disrupt critical operations of organizations, and how the broadcast industry can protect itself against today’s threat landscape during the April 8 presentation “When The Screen Goes Dark: Protecting Broadcasts in the Modern Age,” being held at the upcoming Cyber Security & Content Protection Summit at the NAB Show in Las Vegas.

Edmund Brumaghin, threat researcher for Talos Outreach, will share what steps can be taken to prevent, detect, and respond to these types of attacks against the broadcasting industry, sharing how the threats work, and what can be done to prevent them.

“I’m going to be discussing the threats of destructive malware and supply chain attacks as it relates to the industry,” he said. “My hope is that organizations will walk away with a better understanding of how these attacks work, what impacts they can have, and the questions organizations should be asking themselves to determine if they are appropriately protected from them.

“We’ve seen a significant increase in the volume of these sorts of attacks over the past twelve months. As these types of attacks can quickly create significant impacts to organizational operations it is imperative that the industry be aware of how they work and prepare to respond to them quickly to neutralize the threats and minimize the impact to their organization.”

The half-day, inaugural Cyber Security event 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 2018 Cyber Security & Content Protection Summit 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.