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Videocites: Piracy Hits Hollywood Big During Lockdown

Over the course of just 23 days, major studios lost more than $100 million thanks to piracy, around a half-dozen new releases, according to a new report from video tracking special... More

Our Finest Hour Season 1, Episode 4: ‘The Colossal Opportunity’ (‘Sailing into the Storm’)

If COVID-19 has taught us anything thus far, it’s that things we were told weren’t possible — like widespread telecommuting, remote staff meetings and keeping the car in the ... More

NAGRA Touts Akamai Edge Network Watermarking Partnership

NAGRA April 20 announced it’s NexGuard streaming forensic watermarking solution has been integrated with the Akamai Intelligent Edge Platform, adding another level of protection ... More

Our Finest Hour Season 1, Episode 2: ‘Not My Box of Chocolates!’

The late-2014 cyberattack against Sony Pictures had long-term impacts that reverberated throughout media and entertainment. Security awareness elevated industrywide. Content owners... More

Box CPO: Malware Presents ‘Tremendous Amount of Exposure’ for Companies

Malware presents media and entertainment companies and other organizations with a “tremendous amount of exposure” today, according to Jeetu Patel, Box chief product officer. ... More

Our Finest Hour Season 1, Episode 1: ‘The Great Upheaval’

Over the course of just a few weeks, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused massive disruption across most every American industry, and media and entertainment hasn’t been immune to th... More

Akamai CEO Touts Traffic Growth on its Platform, Warns of Increased Cybersecurity Risks

Akamai saw global traffic on its platform grow 30% over the past month as Internet usage soared around the world amid the coronavirus crisis, according to Akamai CEO and co-founder... More

The Maddening World of Content Distribution

By Andy Marken, President, Marken Communications - Ever since our early days working with DVD manufacturers, we’ve always had a begrudging respect for pirates. They were much ... More

Akamai Takes Content Protection to the Edge

Akamai March 25 announced it has added additional watermarking partners to its content protection ecosystem, offering yet another level of service protection against piracy threats... More

Remote Working Doesn’t Have to Mean Compromise in Productivity or Security

By Ian Main, Technical Marketing Principal, Teradici - With the spread of COVID-19, companies around the world have been transitioning to remote work and canceling travel. Shelt... More

MESA Members Go Remote, Offer Free Product Access in Response to COVID-19

With the continued spread of the coronavirus, members of the Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA) have responded with free offerings of their top products, moves to f... More

Cinelytic CEO Looks to Make Most of P2P Piracy Data

Most media and entertainment companies lack insights into global OTT audiences, despite how fast the business is growing. The industry spends $200 billion annually making and m... More

M&E Journal: Break Your App. Do It Again

By Ted Harrington, Executive Partner, Independent Security Evaluators (ISE) - In karate, earning a black belt isn’t the end of your journey; it is just the beginning. So too i... More

M&E Journal: Securing Large-Scale Supply Chains Globally

By Tony Miles, Co-Founder, CEO, Fortium - Globalization has led to the shrinking of the world. Marketplaces that were off limits a decade ago are now easily targetable by those ... More

Akamai: API Attacks by Cybercriminals are on the Rise

Application programming interfaces (APIs) are increasingly being targeted in hostile takeover attempts, according to Akamai Technologies. “We have a really consistent amount o... More

IBM X-Force: Phishing Down, Credential Attacks Up in 2019

Phishing as a successful, initial infection vector was reported in less than a third of cyber incidents (31%) against businesses in 2019, compared to half in 2018, but scanning and... More

Citadel Information Group Acquired by Miller Kaplan

Los Angeles-based Information security management services specialist Citadel Information Group has been acquired by public accounting firm Miller Kaplan, the companies announced ... More

NAGRA Adds Two Tech Firms to Android TV Fast Track Program

Content protection and multiscreen TV solutions specialist NAGRA has added two new tech firms to its Android TV Fast Track Program, which enables Android TV streaming solutions and... More

Illumio Sees Major APAC Gains

Cybersecurity tech specialists Illumio has announced it has seen a 325% growth in APAC employee headcount and a 300% growth in customers in that region since it expanded there in 2... More

CES 2020: NAGRA Looks at the Complete Security Picture; Verance Ups Watermarking Game

LAS VEGAS — NAGRA and its parent company Kudelski Group decided to make CES 2020 a first: every security product the company has — Internet of Things (IoT), enterprise security... More