Final Program

(As of December 05, subject to change)

Event Schedule

8 a.m.: Registration Opens
9 a.m.: Conference Sessions
5:15 p.m.: Networking Reception


Conference Sessions

9:00 – 9:20 a.m.
Welcome Remarks
The fifth annual event dives into case studies, best practices and opens discussions about new technologies and collaborative opportunities that are being used to protect our most valuable assets — our content.
Alex Kochis, Founder, Fiveby and Conference Chair CPS 2013
James Dunkelberger, Chariman, CDSA and General Manager, Product Release & Security Services, Microsoft

9:20 – 9:40 a.m.
Cloud 101: Security
This introductory session sets the stage for the discussions taking place throughout the day’s agenda by giving a quick introduction into what “Cloud” really is and different types of security that are being used to protect various forms of content and data. This foundational explanation should help give our industry a better understanding to all the different things that tend to be called “Cloud” today, and how to think about them from a content-security perspective.
Richard Atkinson, Global Director, Piracy Conversion, Adobe Systems

9:40 – 10 a.m.
The Global State of Information Security
PwC presents the results of their Global State of Information Security Survey 2014 which shows that executives in the global entertainment & media industry are heeding the need to fund enhanced security activities and have substantially improved technology safeguards, processes and strategies. Budgets are rising and confidence is high. But while many organizations have raised the bar on security, their adversaries have done better. This year’s survey shows that detected security incidents have increased dramatically and hot-button technologies like cloud computing, mobility and BYOD are implemented before they are secured. This session shares key findings from the research that supports creating an evolved, business-focused security program that is driven by knowledge of threats, assets and adversaries.
Mark Lobel, Principal, Advisory Practice, PwC

10 – 10:30 a.m.
MORNING KEYNOTE: It’s a Hit (Now What?): A Producer Perspective on Piracy of Hit Content
Known as the “First Lady of Sci-Fi”, Gale Anne Hurd provides this year’s keynote conversation, addressing the effect of piracy on popular content and answering the fundamental question: does piracy matter to a hit? Hurd is Executive Producer of The Walking Dead which is the most-watched scripted drama on television today. She also produced and co-wrote The Terminator which was quickly followed by the Academy Award-winning sequel Aliens. Hear her unique perspective on the impact of piracy on key decisions in the production and distribution process.
Gale Anne Hurd, Producer
Interviewed by: Ted Johnson, Senior Editor, Variety

10:30 – 11 a.m.

11 – 11:20 a.m
Pirate Consumer Segments: Attitudes, Behaviors and Opportunities for Conversion
Over 90% of consumers of pirated content are also paying movie viewers. Understanding different attitudes, motivations and behaviors of pirate consumers can inform how to prioritize anti-piracy tactics and market legitimate product in a targeted way to defend and increase authorized content consumption.
Bill Frack, Managing Director, L.E.K. Consulting

11:20 – 11:50 a.m.
Anti-Piracy and IT: Working Together to Secure the Network and the Cloud
How are anti-piracy and IT departments working together to address new and emerging vulnerabilities in the corporate network and digital supply chain? As more content and productions are migrating to the cloud, is IT taking an increasing leadership role in supervising these third-party vendors? At the same time, how are the studios, music labels and game companies creating new, more IT-centric teams to support the real-world, street-smarts of their anti-piracy staffs.
Director of Intellegince, Microsoft Cybercrime Center

11:50 – 12:15 p.m.
Hacking Hollywood: Behind the Eyes of A Troll
As movie and TV productions increasingly incorporate multiple devices in their workflows, and as more and more smartphones and tablets make their way onto the set, the threats for security breaches proliferate. A leading Hollywood ethical-hacker will demonstrate how easy it is to control another user’s device, monitor (and steal) sensitive information and wow attendees with a freaky-but-true hacker’s magic show.
Ralph Echemendia, The Ethical Hacker and Chief Executive Officer, Red-E Digital

12:15 – 1:30 p.m.

1:30 – 1:50 p.m.
Zip the Script: Protecting the Content Behind Your Content
Film making has always been collaborative, but now that the risk of spoilers is a constant threat, the industry needs to adopt better tools to share scripts and other files. Where couriers and printing on red paper were once the norm, digital techniques like dynamic watermarking and rights management can now be used to protect scripts that must be shared with agents, actors and anyone else. These new technologies are even effective when that content is downloaded or accessed from a personal smartphone or iPad.Attend this session to see technology in the context of case studies about how Michael Bay, Robert Rodriguez, Oren Peli and others are protecting their most critical content from leaks.
Ryan Kalember, Chief Product Officer, WatchDox

1:50 – 2:30 p.m.
Tracking the New Vulnerabilities
In today’s dynamic era of online piracy, new vulnerabilities are constantly emerging. Application and network testers are encountering new and potentially devastating security threats caused by either ingenious hackers or plain-old technical lapses. A panel of security auditors and analysts will share what they’re coming across most and how they are working with content holders and their service providers to plug these new, and forever changing, security gaps.
Moderator: Guy Finley, Director of Anti-Piracy Affairs, CDSA
Francisco Artes, Chief Technology Architect, NSS Labs
Joel Bigley, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Operations and Business Execution, Deluxe Digital Studios
Ian Hamilton, Chief Technology Officer, Signiant
Ted Harrington, Executive Partner, Independent Security Evaluators
Ryan Kalember, Chief Product Officer, WatchDox
Justin Somaini, Chief Trust Officer, Box

2:30 – 3 p.m.
AFTERNOON KEYNOTE: A Conversation on the evolution of Piracy and the Film Industry
Tom Sherak brings his unique voice as an actor, producer, thought leader and political figure to the Content Protection Summit. In an intimate setting he will discuss where he sees our industry heading and how it will impact the film business.
Tom Sherak, Actor/Producer and L.A. Film Czar
Interviewed by: Ted Johnson, Senior Editor, Variety

3 – 3:30 p.m.

3:30 – 4:10 p.m.
Protecting your Assets with an Effective Content Management Strategy
M & E’s largest studios’ Digital Asset Management (DAM) initiatives are in place and their core content is generally well managed. Next comes the next set of issues — security issues — that emerge as a result of more robust usage of that content in the wider landscape of business operations. Our panelists address the evolving security issues involved in integrating DAM with other systems while catering to a consumer world that expects personalized engagement and easy-access to their entertainment. Our panelists will share their front-line experiences of utilizing a DAM to deliver the best possible digital consumer experience while still keeping the company “crown jewels” under lock and key.
Moderator: Mary Yurkovic, Director, Content Strategy Council, HITS
Janice Pearson, Manager, Anti-Piracy Strategy & Operations at Warner Bros. Entertainment
Wesley Simpson, Vice President, Media Asset Management, Turner Broadcasting System

4:10 – 4:30 p.m.
Current Incident Response in Digital Media
As an organization delivering up to 30% of the content on the World Wide Web, Akamai receives a large amount of attacks aimed at our customers and their websites. This insightful session will share information on recent security incidents that Akamai have both managed and guarded against on behalf of the digital media industry.
Michael Smith, Director, Consumer Security Incident Response Team, Akamai

4:30 – 5:10 p.m.
Illegal Streaming: Over the Top and Over the Line
Streaming is rapidly becoming a more popular way for consuming online content — including illegal content — than downloading, What’s more, content piracy is proliferating anywhere and everywhere as the process moves from the desktop to the road via tablets, smartphones and mobile devices. This panel will take a close-up look at the streaming technologies that are enabling this trend: where is illegal streaming headed, who are the culprits and what can be done?
Moderator: Stan Stahl, President, Citadel Information Group
Andrew Glasspool, Partner, Farncombe
Jean-Michel Masson, Senior Vice President, Watermarking Solutions, Civolution
Michael Smith, Director, Consumer Security Incident Response Team, Akamai
Thomas Peistrup, Attorney-at-Law, Tantalo & Adler
Bala Venkat, Chief Marketing Officer, Cenzic

5:10 – 5:15 p.m.
Closing Remarks
Marty Porter
, Executive Director, Content Delivery & Security Association (CDSA)

5:15 p.m.

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