IBC2017: As cyber attacks become increasingly hostile, leading industry figures will offer insights to mitigate risks and protect organisations from cyber threats. 

Cyber security

The Cyber Security C-Tech Forum launches at IBC this year, bringing together C-level executives from the broadcasting, media and telecoms sectors.

The Forum will focus on what cyber war means for broadcasters, how to anticipate the next cyber threat and how to manage a breach.

Taking place on Friday 15 September by invitation only, delegates will learn how to adopt good cyber security practices and raise awareness when identifying a cyber threat and preventing implications from reputational damage, data theft and financial loss.  

The media sector has become a prime target for ransomware, hacking and espionage cyber crimes.

The programme will facilitate conversations around cyber security and offer action points for companies to adopt including developing a secure framework, effectively communicating what cyber means to boards as well as a solid communication strategy and how to respond to a cyber attack crisis.   

Key speakers at the C-Tech Cyber Security Forum include:

  •  Sky Group Director, Strategy, Security and Governance Elaine Bucknor
  • Google Technical Director Media Jeff Kember
  • News Corp Global CISO & Deputy CTO Latha Maripuri
  • ITV Director, Technology Management Office Paul Lynch
  • SRG/SSR CSIO Andreas Schneider 
  • HBO Vice President Media & Tech Operations Steve Fridakisi

Paul lynch

Paul Lynch

ITV Director of The Technology Management Office Paul Lynch said: “With such a broad range of risks and vulnerabilities to manage, comprehensive monitoring and analysis of network and device behaviour alongside well practiced incident playbooks are critical to the defense of any broadcast company.” 


IBC365 webinar Watch on-demand the Cyber Security: Broadcast under attack: Protecting content and defending infrastructure webinar.

The agenda includes: how high-profile cyber attacks on broadcast and media players are on the rise; what the landscape looks like under threat; what new attack surfaces are; how broadcasters and media companies should approach cyber security.