Mathew Gilliat-Smith, CEO, Fortium

Mathew Gilliat-Smith, CEO, Fortium

Fortium Technologies, a leading developer of digital file security solutions for the media and entertainment industry, will participate in two expert panel discussions at IBC’s C-Tech Cyber Security Program. The invitation-only event is being held in conjunction with IBC 2017, September 14-19, at the RAI in Amsterdam.

Fortium Technologies CEO Mathew Gilliat-Smith will join other industry leaders for a discussion on Cyber Governance entitled Taking the Right Steps. Panelists will review case studies and discuss what can be done to avoid the same mistakes. They will outline security measures that companies in the broadcast industry must take to avoid becoming victims of hackers…and what measures to have in place if a security breach occurs. The session is scheduled for September 15 at 11:15 a.m. at Room G102-3. Session host is Michael McEwen, Director General, North American Broadcasters Association (NABA).

“Cybercrime is on the increase and is here to stay. Piracy can occur at any point in the digital supply chain and a security breach will lead to significant financial loss, disrupts roll-out plans and potentially causes lasting damage to a company’s reputation,” said Gilliat-Smith. “Organizations need to constantly review the changing threats and budget for the cost of using the proper tools and protocols to defend against and stay ahead of hackers.”

Gilliat-Smith will also participate in the program’s penultimate session, What If… Moderated by ex Sony Pictures Entertainment CTO Spencer Stephens, the panel will examine security scenarios, some based on real events, and offer practical advice on how to manage and avoid such crises. Panelists will also include representatives of the European Broadcasting Union and Microsoft’s Azure managed services division. The session is slated for September 15 at 4:00 p.m. at Room G102-3.

“Everyone understands the importance of protecting data, but many organizations are not fully aware of the nature of the threat, or have comprehensive plans for meeting the challenge,” said Stephens. “This program will offer a perspective on the scope of the problem and suggest options that can help organizations avoid becoming victims.”

Fortium Technologies offers a variety of software solutions for encryption, copy protection and file security. Its customers include major networks, producers, distributors and service providers. Fortium’s at-rest encryption software MediaSeal is used by companies in the film, television and broadcast industries worldwide to protect data during post-production processing. Gilliat-Smith is CEO and co-founder of the company.

To register your Interest in attending IBC’s C-Tech Cyber Security Program, please visit https://show.ibc.org/forms/c-tech-series

The full IBC Conference and Exhibition is scheduled for 14-19 September.

 

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