Now in its fourth year, the MESA Europe Content Protection Summit on 15th November will once again be focused on providing updates on the current security issues that the industry is facing and the up to date measures that can be taken to minimise the risks.
Fortium's CEO Mathew Gilliat-Smith will be speaking at the event with a talk entitled Cybercrime and Piracy -Do We Have to Pay the Price?, looking specifically at the rise in Ransomware and what methods are available to companies to combat the increased threat.
This year cyber criminals have discovered a better way of eking value for their exploits - instead of selling their plunder on the black market, they rather threaten victims with releasing or destroying files unless a ransom is paid. We've had stories of Ransomware being spread through a network (WannaCry: hackers withdraw £108,000 of bitcoin ransom), to a concerted attack by an organised gang to steal the crown jewels of content (How Hollywood Got Hacked: Studio at Center of Netflix Leak Breaks Silence); everything now has a price.
The increased cyber security threat from ransomware and hacking is predicted to get worse, with all companies and individuals being potential attack targets. The high public profile of the content industry and the work it is involved in makes it especially vulnerable to this type of crime. What practical steps can be taken to reduce the security risks?
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