Executives from E. W. Scripps, NABA and NAB will offer a step-by-step approach for gaining support for investing in security from top company executives.
TVNewsCheck’s Cybersecurity for Broadcasters Retreat (CBR) will offer a systematic approach to enlisting support from C-suite executives on the vital issue of investing in a security program.
Mike Kelly, chief information and security officer at E.W. Scripps will headline a panel devoted to the topic. Appearing with him will be Erin Essenmacher, chief programming officer at the National Association of Corporate Directors, and Brian Savoie, director of technology education and outreach at the NAB.
The panel session, which will take place at 2:45–3:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 21, at the OMNI Hotel at CNN Center in Atlanta, will outline strategies for helping corporate leaders to understand the long-term nature of the investment in security.
“Very few security leaders have the luxury of a corner office automatically committed to investing in security,” said Harry Jessell, TVNewsCheck’s co-founder and editor. “During ‘Communicating with the C-Suite,’ we will be offering concrete steps for listening to corporate leaders’ concerns, then helping them to understand the importance of a security program.”
Set for June 20-21 at the OMNI Hotel at CNN Center in Atlanta, 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 a nondisclosure agreement (NDA) and is designed to address the specific cybersecurity needs of the broadcasting community.
In addition to Communicating with the C-Suite, 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 the benefits of participating in Infragard, an FBI-private industry alliance designed to protect vital infrastructure in the U.S.
More information on the retreat’s agenda is here.