SMPTE Hollywood Section’s November Meeting to Focus on Cybersecurity

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Thu, 11/10/2016 - 09:18 -- Nick Dager

The November meeting of the Hollywood Section of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers will focus on cybersecurity. The event, sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Services and Verizon Digital Media Services, will be held November 15.

Today, Hollywood faces growing and increasingly complex security threats. “New digital workflows and the expanding use of cloud-based storage, mobile devices, and social media have changed the way entertainment industry companies conduct business, and they have also made these companies more vulnerable to cyber-attack, whether for financial gain or political motivations,” said Marty Meyer, chair of the SMPTE Hollywood Section. “It is imperative for engineers to develop and implement effective security strategies proactively.”

During the meeting, the panel discussion Hacking Hollywood: How Safe Is Your Data? will feature experts from law enforcement and private industry. They will discuss the phenomenon of cyber-crime and explain how companies can understand the risk and stay safe. They will also provide an overview of cybersecurity-related educational, certification, and employment opportunities available to engineers.

The moderator will be Steve Wong, director of business development, media & entertainment group, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise. Wong is a media and entertainment internet infrastructure expert and recipient of a 2007 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development for the Teranex Video Computer.

Panelists include:

Sergeant Peter Hish, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Fraud & Cyber Crime Bureau. Sergeant Hish manages the department’s cyber-crime training center and community cyber-crime prevention efforts.

Lieutenant Tony Leon, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Fraud & Cyber Crime Bureau. Lieutenant Leon has managed the department’s data network and deployed several department-wide, mission-critical IT projects.

Supervisory Special Agent Michael Sohn, FBI, Los Angeles Field Division. Agent Sohn leads a division responsible for investigating computer and high-technology crimes.  

Philip A. Jones, security & privacy business leader, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services. Jones is a senior advisor in risk-based cybersecurity and privacy programs.

Detective Andrew Kleinick, Los Angeles Police Department, Cyber Crimes. Detective Kleinick is the officer-in-charge of LAPD’s Cyber Crimes Unit, responsible for digital forensics and cyber-crime investigations. 

Mike Petrocelli, systems engineer, Verizon Digital Media Services. Petrocelli is an expert in content security with more than a decade of experience in the identification, management, and monetization of digital media.

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