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C-Tech Forum: Cyber Security

Cyber Security @ IBC

C-Tech Forum: Cyber Security // 15 September 2017

Until recently cyber risk connoted a confusing and murky underworld of crime for many. However, things are changing.  Fast.

With the advancement of OTT services & digital broadcasting also comes the advancement of those who abuse the Internet and this is only set to accelerate in 2018.  Following recent high profile breaches including Netflix, TV5 and Yahoo to name a few, content creators and broadcasters are coming to terms with how exposed they are and how much is at stake. 

Given that media and broadcasting is a critical part of national infrastructure, it is our responsibility to protect the consumer and our organisations and in a constantly evolving cyber threat landscape it’s important that organisations invest in awareness and risk mitigation to prevent implications ranging from reputational damage through to financial loss.

This forum brings together Chief Technology Officers, Chief Information Officers, Chief Information Security Officers, Chief Digital Officers within media and broadcasting to have a candid conversation on what the cyberwar means for broadcasters, how to anticipate the next cyber threat and how to manage a breach.

This exclusive invitation only event will take place on Friday 15 September

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Key Takeaways for Delegates

Immediately actionable guidance on:

  • What threats to be aware of now and in the future
  • How to plan for a crisis and expect the unexpected
  • How to develop and adopt a security framework specifically for your organisation’s requirements
  • Effectively communicating "cyber" to the board and creating a comms strategy for the organisation
  • How to respond to a breach

Draft programme    

Timing Theme
08.15 – 08.50 Breakfast
08.50 – 09.00 Welcome from the host
09.00 – 09.30

Opening keynote

Cyberwar: What the new threat landscape means for media and broadcast

Understanding what exactly the risks posed in a cyber arms race are is half the battle.  This session takes a deep dive into the international risk landscape and uncovers who or what media and broadcasters should be worrying about now and next.

Whether it is state-organised hacks or kids in bedrooms, you will be brought up to speed on current trends, challenges and risks that matter to your audiences and organisation.
09.30 – 09.45 Q&A with keynote speaker
09.45 – 10.15 

Secrets of the CISO

This panel of media and broadcast professionals give insight into what cyber security challenges and vulnerabilities they are facing currently and important lessons they’ve learnt whilst navigating the cyber landscape.  You’ll discover how they are measuring risk, evaluating financial burden vs the benefit of revenue protection and investments they are making to build cyber-resilient organisations.
10.15 – 10.45 Open floor discussion with the audience
10.45 – 11.15 Networking break
11.15 – 11.45

Cyber governance: Taking the right steps

Have you been hacked? And how do you know? The bad news is that the rest of the internet might know before you do. 

Using recent examples such as Netflix, Talk Talk, Sony Pictures and TV5, we unpick case learnings so that you can avoid the same mistakes and make the right choices for your business.

You will be taken through what went wrong, why and what could have been done differently so that you can avoid being the next victim.
11.45 – 11.55 Open discussion with the audience
11.55 – 12.05 Walk to Forum for a conference session
12.05 – 13.00

Conference Panel Session:

Tips and techniques: How to avoid being hacked to death

The media sector is now a top target for cyber criminals. Their means of attack – and the means of repelling them - are becoming increasingly sophisticated. In this session we hear from media security experts on the front line about the latest in defence, and how you can fight back, and stay safe.
13.00 – 14.00 Networking Lunch
14.00 – 14.30

Presentation: Designing a company culture fit for threats 

Having an incident team makes the biggest difference in reducing the cost of an attack, so how do you ensure you have the right people in place to deal with new and emerging threats?

Once you have a team structure in place, equally as important is ensuring that there is a comms strategy which cascades down to all staff. 

This session gives you advice on how to create a culture of awareness and agility.
14.30 – 14.45 Q&A with presenter
14.45 – 15.30

Can suppliers win the war? Prevention and recovery optimisation

Part of the solution to fighting cyberwar rests in technology – a combination of aggressive scanning and detection technologies with pro-active continuity planning.  We bring three suppliers to the stage to present their predictions and for you to question them on what level of security they can bring.
15.30 – 16.00

Protecting professional content and distribution

  • Tactical steps to build a content protection strategy in new media world
  • Mapping the regulatory framework
16.00 – 16.15 Q&A with presenter
16.15 – 17.00

Coffee & interactive discussions:

‘What if…?’ Scenarios

  • Distributed denial of service ( DDOS) attacks
  • Computer Network attacks (CDA)
  • Hacking of personal information
  • Broadcast signal intrusion – e.g. radio, tv, cable, satellite
  • Ransomware
  • Stealing of IP
Stealing and distribution of content
17.00 – 17.15 Feedback from interactive sessions from facilitators
17.15 – 17.45 Closing keynote
17.45 – 18.00 Closing remarks from host
18.00 Cocktails & wine


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    Jochen Albrecht
    CTO - Albrecht Electronic
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    Erik Huggers
    CEO, Vevo
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    Anoushka Farouk
    Marketing Manager - TSL
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    Director of Marketing - Primestream
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    Gina Canzano
    Technical Support Engineer - BW Broadcast


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