5 Cybersecurity Insights That Every CIO Must Know

Media Entertainment Tech Outlook | Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Adopting the latest tech strategies enables companies to flourish, but CIOs continue to look for and employ approaches to battle against cybersecurity.    

FREMONT, CA: With techniques evolving to enable enhanced cooperation and distribution, Media and Entertainment (M&E) organization's attack surface is growing daily. Threat actors are continually investigating vulnerabilities, so the defenses must be managed and tested. The organization is challenged to remain at the forefront of cybersecurity to maintain the security of customer and business data. Media and entertainment CIOs are under growing pressure to ensure their technology infrastructure and capacities are swift and prepared for these new market possibilities and platforms and can understand customers better. Media companies' CIOs can improve their safety policy by applying the following measures to ensure protection from present and emerging threats.                     

Proper Testing Strategies

'Preparing' is one of the most effective–and efficient–things that a CIO can do to safeguard the business. This implies not only working with the CISO and company partners to bring together the main components of a prevention and reaction plan for cybersecurity but also testing it carefully and regularly, how well it is serving the organization. Practicing a digital disaster is a lower investment rather than responding to a catastrophe without a plan. Not only should CIOs and their main members of the cybersecurity team educate themselves on offensive and defensive developments, but they should also become cyber-risk junkies.

Standard Cyber Security Policies

While fighting hackers is highly tricky, recruiting professionals designing and retaining systems could be a great way to decrease vulnerabilities. M&E businesses can only remain on top of the increasing cyber threats by using a holistic approach and developing a coherent cybersecurity policy within the organization that can rapidly and comprehensively monitor and mitigate problems. It is the duty of all M&E stakeholders, suppliers, and solution suppliers to fight cyber threats, making it an essential part of greater risk leadership and digital strategies.


Data Security

Better data management is improved data security. There is a danger of being managed and mitigated for every chance. Big data era implies that there are significantly more data to secure, notably the light of personally identifiable information (PII). With the introduction of new information laws, there is an ever-increasing scope of information that is under the jurisdiction of the law. Instead of developing and securing a proprietary scheme, security can now be constructed into the architecture to scale safety as the scale rises simultaneously. Organizations now need to rethink information flows with enhanced scope to guarantee data is safe.

Fighting against Ransomware Attacks

CIOs and companies should anticipate and fight against DDoS, IoT, and ransomware attacks. These attacks will continue to plague companies as the importance of information soars in their variability and frequency, along with enhanced hacker determination. Ransomware is now the most probable threat to companies, unsparing in what sector it is targeting. By generating gaps between backups–storing information offline and disconnecting from any other information source–critical information can be protected and restored without much downtime.

Addressing Cyber Security Skill Crisis

A competent workforce is critical to any practical IT security approach, but that is a challenge. How can companies negotiate the cyber threat landscape amid cybersecurity crisis? One way to address the skills crisis is to improve diversity rates within the technology sector, benefiting the entire population. In addressing the skills crisis, a collaboration between sector and government is also crucial, while offering a more natural path in the cybersecurity space.

Future cybersecurity will depend strongly on intelligence and insights. Companies need to create an intelligence mindset, invest in cyber intelligence technology, and take a 360-degree view of cyber intelligence to derive most from cybersecurity measures. Cyber intelligence includes a spectrum of cyber threat leadership; tactics that allow organizations to use instruments that are proactive, intelligent, and tracking. Once media companies are aware of these risks, they can take measures to protect themselves from emerging threats continuously.