L.A. Cyber Lab, MPAA Speakers Among Content Protection Summit Highlights

The deputy mayor of the city of Los Angeles, the director of the Information Sharing and Analysis Center (ISAC) and a legal head with the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) are among the Dec. 5 presenters at the Content Delivery & Security Association’s (CDSA) annual Content Protection Summit (CPS) in Marina del Rey, Calif.

Here’s a look at what they have on tap:

• The opening keynote — “The L.A. Cyber Lab: Fighting Cybercrime, Together” — comes from Jeff Gorell, deputy mayor of Los Angeles for Homeland Security and Public Safety, who will offer up some insights into the year-old Los Angeles Cyber Lab, a first-of-its-kind public-private-partnership. A non-profit organization dedicated to protecting personal and protected information from malicious cyber threats, the Cyber Lab facilitates and promotes innovation, education, and information sharing between Los Angeles’ public and private sectors.

• Christopher Taylor, director of M&E ISAC, will share how media and entertainment companies are targets for advanced persistent threats and other forms of hacktivism, due to their role in shaping public opinion and national image. His presentation — “The Importance of Threat Intelligence in Protecting Content” — will look at how ISAC helps companies keep on top all of incoming data by offering a curated feed that distills down the mountain of data to what is relevant specifically to media and entertainment companies.

• Karen Thorland, SVP and deputy general counsel of Global Content Protection Legal for the MPAA, will offer an afternoon look at “Addressing Online Piracy Together via the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE),” offering an update on the year-old global coalition that has dedicated itself to protecting the legal market and reducing online piracy. The session will provide an overview of ACE and some of its successes to date, including the civil case against TickBox, a seller of piracy devices.

The 2018 CDSA Content Protection Summit is presented by SafeStream, and sponsored by EdgeScan, Microsoft Azure, LiveTiles, Aspera, Amazon Web Services, Convergent Risks, Dolby, NAGRA, EIDR, the Trusted Partner Network (TPN), Videocites, Human-i-t, and Bob Gold & Associates and is produced by the Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA) in association with CDSA, the Hollywood IT Society (HITS), Smart Content Council and Women in Technology Hollywood (WiTH).

To activate a sponsorship, contact Christian Calson at Christian@MESAlliance.org.

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