TVNewsCheck’s Cybersecurity for Broadcasters Retreat in June will kick off with a “Developing and Implementing a Strategy” session led by David McLeod, chief information and security officer at Cox Enterprises and Cox Media Group and featuring Shane Miner, senior director, media technology at WGBH Boston, and John Reilly, executive director, IT and enterprise systems at KQED San Francisco.
Security experts from Cox Enterprises, WGBH Boston and KQED San Francisco will assist TV engineering, IT and security managers in creating and sustaining an actionable security plan for their organizations during a session at TVNewsCheck’s upcoming Cybersecurity for Broadcasters Retreat.
David McLeod, chief information and security officer at Cox Enterprises and Cox Media Group will lead the session, which will feature two speakers: Shane Miner, senior director, media technology at WGBH Boston, and John Reilly, executive director, IT and enterprise systems at KQED San Francisco.
The session will assist participants in understanding key components of security strategy that fits their organization’s culture and goals, McLeod said.
“We’re going to start with a TED-style talk about why you need a strategy, even if you don’t think you do,” he said.
Next, session leaders will take participants through a written exercise designed to help them draft or update their existing strategy by using a structure typically used in a variety of organizations. Finally, attendees will hear about the strategies developed at WGBH and KQED.
Miner, who has completely overhauled IT and security governance at WGBH during the past two years, will talk about how he designed and implemented his strategy.
Reilly, whose organization survived a massive ransom-ware attack in 2016, will describe creating and implementing a strategy after a significant breach removes resistance from company staffers.
The Cybersecurity for Broadcasters Retreat is a first-of-its-kind opportunity for networking, information sharing, educational sessions and thought leadership, all designed to address the specific needs of TV engineering, IT and security executives, managers and professionals.
Set for June 20-21 at the OMNI Hotel at CNN Center in Atlanta, McLeod’s Developing and Implementing a Strategy session will serve as the event’s kick-off, and be followed by a Cybersecurity Tour of CNN and conversation with Pete Chronis, SVP and chief information and security officer for Turner.
Engineers responsible for security at their broadcast companies will have the opportunity to network and exchange information in a highly secure setting at the retreat, as participants will sign a confidentiality agreement promising not to divulge any material facts about companies’ or the industry’s cybersecurity strategy.
The retreat will devote about one-third of its agenda to a facilitated exchange of information, with the balance devoted to educational sessions, thought leadership and networking time.
Topics covered will include:
- Security, the Cloud and Live TV Broadcasting
- Engineering + IT: Securing the Broadcast Production Environment
- Engineering + IT: Working with Media Tech Vendors to Advance Security
- Writing Security Layers for ATSC 3’s Unique Threat Surfaces
- Communicating with the C-Suite
- The Regulatory Scene: Present and Anticipated
“There is a growing community of IT and security managers in the broadcasting industry, yet because many were recruited from other industries, they don’t yet know each other,” said Kathy Haley, co-founder and publisher of NewsCheckMedia, which is producing the retreat. “These professionals are eager for an opportunity to network, compare notes and plot an industry specific strategy, best practices and more. The Cybersecurity for Broadcasters Retreat is designed to fill this need in a highly secure setting.”
Register for the Cybersecurity for Broadcasters Retreat here.