Jeff Gaynor, director of Infragard’s National Member Alliance, will be interviewed by Sinclair’s Ben Moreland about how an FBI-private enterprise collaboration advances security at TV stations and other media companies. They will appear at TVNewsCheck’s Cybersecurity for Broadcasters Retreat on June 21 in Atlanta.
Few station group executives are aware that their IT and/or security leaders can receive threat alerts and other information about malicious cyber activity from the FBI.
They can do so if they are accepted as members of Infragard, an FBI-private enterprise alliance devoted to promoting cybersecurity.
To talk about the benefits of Infragard, Jeff Gaynor, director of the organization’s national member alliance, will appear at TVNewsCheck’s Cybersecurity for Broadcasters Retreat at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 21, at the OMNI Hotel at CNN Center in Atlanta.
Interviewing Gaynor will be Ben Moreland, director of IT security governance at Sinclair Broadcast Group.
“Infragard is a critically important program aimed at protecting vital infrastructure in the U.S.,” said Kathy Haley, co-founder and publisher of TVNewsCheck. “Broadcasters are part of that infrastructure and need to be aware of how the FBI can assist in their security programs.”
The Cybersecurity for Broadcasters Retreat will feature seven educational sessions plus two private information exchanges, where TV engineering, IT and security managers can safely compare notes. The retreat will also feature a cybersecurity tour of CNN led by Pete Chronis, Turner’s chief information and security officer.
The entire event is being held under an NDA (nondisclosure agreement) and is designed to address the specific cybersecurity needs of the broadcasting community.
In addition to Gaynor’s appearance on behalf of Infragard, educational sessions will address bridging the divide between TV engineering and IT; working with media technology vendors to advance security; security in the cloud; security layers being written for ATSC 3.0’s unique threat possibilities; and what’s happening on the regulatory scene.
More information on the retreat’s agenda can be found here.