TVNewsCheck will address questions about cloud security for TV broadcasters at a Cybersecurity for Broadcasters Retreat in June. Stacey Decker, CTO at WGBH Boston; Usman Shakeel, worldwide technical leader for the media and entertainment sector at Amazon Web Services; and Sali Osman, a cybersecurity risk and strategy consultant, will talk about cloud-enabled content production and distribution during a panel session, Security, the Cloud and Live TV Broadcasting.
As television network groups move steadily into cloud distribution to boost efficiency, and news organizations diversify their field transmission and production capabilities, local broadcasters and live TV news and sports operations eye cloud distribution and production with a long list of questions about security, reliability and cost.
TVNewsCheck will address these issues during a panel session, Security, the Cloud and Live TV Broadcasting, at a Cybersecurity for Broadcasters Retreat in June.
The session, set for 1:45 p.m. on Thursday, June 21, will feature Stacey Decker, CTO at WGBH Boston; Usman Shakeel, worldwide technical leader for the media and entertainment sector at Amazon Web Services; and Sali Osman, a cybersecurity risk and strategy consultant with a background in the media, financial services, government, energy and maritime sectors. Harry A. Jessell, co-founder and editor of TVNewsCheck, will moderate.
“TV stations and live news networks must be able to be on the air at all times, particularly during weather events and other crises,” said Kathy Haley, co-founder and publisher of TVNewsCheck. “The cloud panel will consider the vulnerabilities of current broadcast workflow and compare them with those in the cloud. They will also talk about how broadcasters can utilize cloud technology under their own terms.”
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 confidentiality agreement and is designed to address the specific cybersecurity needs of the broadcasting community.
In addition to the cloud panel, educational sessions will address:
• Engineering + IT: Securing the Broadcast Production Environment
• Engineering + IT: Working with Media Tech Vendors to Advance Security
• Communicating with the C-Suite
• Writing security layers for ATSC 3.0’s unique threat surfaces
• Infragard, an FBI-private industry alliance designed to protect vital infrastructure in the U.S.• The Regulatory Scene: Present and Anticipated
More information on the retreat’s agenda is here.