Winter ‘M&E Journal’ Delves Into Cybersecurity, Cloud Concerns


The winter edition of the “M&E Journal,” published by the Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA) and geared toward senior media and entertainment executives who oversee their companies’ digital futures, is now available online.

The 96-page publication features insights from two dozen MESA members, from Birlasoft to Wasabi, with the issue’s main focus centered on the tools, processes and technologies transforming the media and entertainment industry today and in the future.

Along with the cover section — “Intelligent Hollywood” — the publication delves deep into the latest cybersecurity and content protection issues facing the industry. Here’s what leaders from Fortium, Independent Security Evaluators, One-Simple and Richey May Technology Solutions had to say:

• Tony Miles, co-founder and CEO of Fortium, discusses how to securing large-scale supply chains on a global level. As the need for localization services grows, a secure supply chain empowers third-party localizers to concentrate on the creative process.

• Ted Harrington, executive partner with Independent Security Evaluators, offers readers a different way to look at security: think like an attacker, purposefully break your applications to find weaknesses and flaws, and keep doing it over, and over again, to stay ahead of those who would do you and your business harm.

• Lulu Zezza, co-founder of One-Simple, dives into the world of cloud security, and how to properly configure the SaaS tools producers rely on today. Criteria for cloud vendor security define their cloud configuration, not their customers’ elected security configurations within their SaaS, a crucial distinction.

• John-Thomas Gaietto, executive director of cybersecurity, and Michael Wiley, director of cybersecurity, for Richey May Technology Solutions, look at a variety of tools — cloud, production and general cyber hygiene — that can help Hollywood fight pirates and data thieves.

Beginning Thursday, Feb. 6, look for stories from the winter edition of the “M&E Journal” every week in the “M&E Daily” newsletter.