Hollywood's Evolving Approach to Cybersecurity

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Hollywood's Evolving Approach to Cybersecurity

By SMPTE Hollywood Section

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Date and time

Thursday, April 25, 2019 · 6:30 - 9:30pm PDT


Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences -Linwood Dunn Theater 1313 Vine St Los Angeles, CA 90028


Cyber threats pose an immeasurable risk to Hollywood's intellectual property. With the proliferation of third-party vendors responsible for creating and housing pre-release content, the need for a consistent set of security standards and an effective means to assess facilities, processes and workflows is clear. Enter the Trusted Partner Network.

The Trusted Partner Network (TPN) is a voluntary, industry-wide program spearheaded by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and the Content Delivery and Security Association (CDSA) with the support of the major Hollywood studios and content owners.

Setting the stage for the evening’s discussions is John Kronick, an accomplished security innovator and security architecture thought leader, who will outline the need for robust content security by discussing risks and exposures from real-world examples of cyber-attacks. Next, a detailed overview of the Trusted Partner Network will be presented by Guy Finley and Keith Ritlop, two of the architects of the TPN. Finally, a panel discussion will cover the TPN assessment process in detail, featuring Janice Pearson, speaking from the perspective of a content owner from her years of experience at Warner Brothers, Juan Reyes, a TPN Qualified Assessor, and Rick Soto, the lead security officer of Pixelogic, a TPN-assessed facility.

If you work on pre-release content and have not yet undergone a TPN administered security assessment, or if you are curious about how Hollywood is protecting its assets and supply chains, come learn more about the Trusted Partner Network and how your company can engage into the evolving security community in Hollywood.

Speakers include:

  • John Kronick, Regional Director of Risk Management & Compliance at NCC Group

  • Guy Finley, Executive Director of CDSA and CEO of the Trusted Partner Network

  • Keith Ritlop, Chair of App and Cloud Subcommittee of the Trusted Partner Network

  • Janice Pearson, Vice President, Global Content Protection at Convergent

  • Juan Reyes, Senior Director, Home Entertainment & Technology at Convergent Risks and TPN Qualified Assessor

  • Rick Soto, Vice President of Global IT Infrastructure and Security at Pixelogic Media

Meeting Schedule:

6:30 PM Networking Reception

7:30 PM Program Begins

As always, SMPTE meetings are FREE and open to everyone. Non-members welcome.

Each guest must register separately. Please arrive before the meeting start time - late arrivals may not be accommodated.

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