March 9, 2009 · Posted in Home Page · Comment 

McAfee’s McClure To Deliver Keynote On Combating Cyber Warfare

Stuart McClure, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Risk & Compliance, McAfee

Security and the cyber world has become increasingly important as more and more movie, music and game companies make their digital transition, changing the way they share, store and distribute their intellectual property. To highlight this growing challenge, and to offer emerging  best-practices, Stuart McClure, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Risk & Compliance, McAfee will be delivering the a Keynote Address at next week’s event. McClure is today one of the industry’s leading authorities in information security. He co-authored “Hacking Exposed: Network Security Secrets & Solutions,” which has been translated into more than 30 languages and is considered one of the definitive computer security books. A widely published and acclaimed security visionary, McClure has more than 22 years of technology and executive leadership with profound technical,  operational, and financial experience. He currently manages the McAfee risk and compliance product line, including sales, engineering, product management, product marketing, strategy, quality assurance, and customer support.

Taylor Hackford to Headline Content Protection Summit

Taylor Hackford, president of the Directors Guild of America and Academy Award-winning director, will headline Variety and the CDSA’s Entertainment Content Protection Summit on Dec. 8, 2010

Taylor Hackford, President of the Directors Guild of America and Academy Award-winning director

Hackford will participate in a ‘Keynote Conversation,’ at the Summit, a one-day event exploring the evolving world of content piracy, offering the latest business strategies to best protect entertainment assets, spanning film, TV, video games, music and publishing.

The DGA’s top public policy priority is addressing the problem of digital theft, and as
president of the DGA, Hackford is committed to protecting the intellectual property rights of the DGA’s 14,000 members on the films, television programs and other content they create. Hackford understands well what is at stake for DGA members and their colleagues throughout the entertainment industry. In 2004, he found dozens of copies of his film Ray being sold on the streets of New York the same day it was released in theaters, followed by millions of online files being swapped freely by Internet thieves. Since then, the problem has grown monumentally and Internet theft is now a problem facing all filmmakers no matter how small or large the film.

Hackford, who was nominated for an Academy Award for directing Ray, has directed and produced a number of films including Love Ranch, Proof of Life and The Devil’s Advocate, Dolores Clairborne and An Officer And A Gentleman. In 1979, Hackford won the Oscar for Best Short film for Teenage Father.

Charting a New Course for Content Through Pirate Waters

The entertainment industry’s treasure — its content — is being plundered by pirates of all forms. In today’s digital world, we are under siege by organized crime, anonymous hackers, recalcitrant cyberlockers, and even our own customers. The first-ever Entertainment Content Protection Summit, produced by Variety magazine and CDSA, the international content protection association, is a one-day download for everyone involved in the production, distribution, and protection of entertainment content.  Covering today’s ever-changing, ever-persistent threat of content piracy, the Summit features discussions and presentations by the experts we’ve charged with protecting our industry’s assets in this vulnerable world of ubiquitous entertainment.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Frank Artes, Vice President Security, Deluxe Entertainment Services Group
  • Richard Atkinson, Chief Piracy Specialist & Consultant, Anti-Piracy Worldwide and ECPS Conference Chairman
  • Michael Ayers, SVP and General Counsel, Verance
  • Joel Bigley, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Operations and Business Execution, Deluxe Digital Studios
  • Chris Carey, Executive Vice President of Worldwide Technical Operations, Paramount Pictures
  • Tom Carpenter, National General Counsel and Director of Legislative Affairs, AFTRA
  • Marcus Cohen, Counsel, RIAA Western Region
  • Kaye Cooper-Mead, Executive Vice President, Worldwide Distribution Services, Summit Entertainment
  • Scott Cronce, VP Technology, Electronic Arts
  • Jason Deadrich, CTO and Founder, Fordela
  • James Dunkleberger, General Manager, Worldwide Product Release and Security Services, Microsoft
  • Mathew Gilliat-Smith, CEO, Fortium Technologies
  • Andrew Grant, Industry Marketing Manager, Digital Media, Akamai
  • Taylor Hackford, President, Directors Guild of America and Acadamy Award winning director
  • Bob Hernandez, Director, Business Development, Sony DADC
  • E.J. Hilbert, President, Online Intelligence
  • Mark Hollar, Vice President, Product Management, Rovi Corporation
  • Brad Hunt, President, Digital Media Directions
  • Von Johnson, Founder and Principal, Von Johnson and Associates
  • Larry Kenswil, Of Counsel, Loeb & Loeb and Former Universal Music Group Executive
  • Ben Karakunnel, Director, Business Intelligence, Warner Anti-Piracy Team
  • Bob Lambert, Industry Consultant and Former Disney Executive
  • Christopher Levy, CEO and Founder, BuyDRM
  • Caterina Ligato, Operations Planning Manager, Physical & Digital, Sony Music Italy
  • Stuart McClure, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Risk & Compliance, McAfee
  • Spencer Mott, Chief Information Security Officer, Electronic Arts and Chairman of the Board, CDSA
  • Tom Patterson, Cyber Warfare expert, and Chief Security Officer, MagTek Inc.
  • Spiros Rally, VP, Business Development, Sony DADC
  • Mike Robinson, SVP and Chief of Worldwide Anti-Piracy, MPA
  • Rajan Samtani, Industry Consultant and Former Digimarc Director
  • Daniel Seymour, Senior Manager, Anti-Piracy Internet Enforcement, ESA
  • Mitch Singer, Chief Technology Officer, Sony Pictures Entertainment
  • Jan Steenkamp, Vice President Americas, Irdeto
  • Alex Terpstra, Chief Executive Officer, Civolution
  • Dimitri Villard, Chief Executive Officer, Peer Media Technologies
  • Yangbin Wang, Founder and CEO, Vobile
  • Steve Weinstein, President and CEO, MovieLabs
  • Betsy Zedek, Counsel, Content Protection, Fox Entertainment Group

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