NAB Show: Secure Content Workflows in the Cloud Explored at Cyber Summit

Using tools embraced by top studios and broadcasters, artists and editors alike can take advantage of the scale, creative control, and security enabled by content workflows in the cloud, a topic Joel Sloss, senior program manager for Microsoft Azure, will tackle April 8 at the Cyber Security & Content Protection Summit, during the NAB Show in Las Vegas.

His presentation — “Limitless Creativity (Secure and on Schedule) in the Cloud” — will look at how tools like cloud-based analytics and artificial intelligence services for image and audio recognition are helping content creators get the most out of their production schedules. Sloss will also offer reassurance to those still hesitant to the idea of cloud-based production workflows.

“We’ve found that most resistance to cloud-based production workflows is around moving away from ‘air-gapped’ environments,” he said. “The thinking is that connecting editorial systems to the Internet represents an unacceptable risk. But properly configured, production IT in the cloud can actually be more secure than what many teams are using today.”

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.