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Cyber Security for Media Companies

Organisations in the broadcasting, entertainment, publishing, creative and advertising sectors hold vast quantities of highly valuable information such as recordings, manuscripts, and research. Those that fail to implement appropriate security measures in a fast-evolving digital landscape risk leaving this data exposed to theft and piracy.

Many media companies are expected to maintain an ‘always on’ presence, creating and sharing content on a continuous basis, often with partners across the distribution chain. The disruption caused by cyber-attacks can therefore inflict significant financial, operational and reputational damage.

Common cyber security challenges in the media sector include:

Protecting intellectual property
Defending rapidly evolving infrastructures against targeted attacks
Securing content management systems
Preventing state or political interference
Achieving compliance with data protection standards

Key security questions for media companies

Questions media companies should be asking about their cyber security:

  • Is data protected against unauthorised processing, loss and destruction?
  • How often are websites and CMS tested for vulnerabilities?
  • Are suitable security controls in place to prevent sophisticated threats?
  • Are systems able to identify threats that bypass the perimeter?
  • Is there a plan in place to detect, remediate and report breaches?
  • What systems and controls are in place to mitigate insider and supply chain threats?
  • Is payment processing PCI DSS compliant?

Cyber security compliance in the media sector

Redscan’s comprehensive range of cyber security services can help organisations in the media sector to protect data to the highest standards, in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA). All organisations that handle personal data, such as customer and employee information, must ensure that robust data security standards and breach reporting procedures are in place, or risk a large fine in the event of an incident.

€20 million or 4% of global turnover (whichever is greater)
The maximum GDPR penalty for a cyber security breach.

Media companies that take online card payments also need to comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). Requirements include maintaining a secure network, implementing robust security policies, regularly testing systems for weaknesses and proactively monitoring network infrastructure.

About Redscan

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Redscan has extensive experience working with organisations across media industries, helping them to assess cyber security risk, eliminate vulnerabilities and proactively detect and respond to the latest cyber security threats.

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Managed Detection and Response

ThreatDetect™ is an award-winning MDR service that acts as an extension of in-house resources, supplying the capabilities needed to hunt for, contain and remediate cyber-attacks and breaches 24/7.

Red Team Operations

A real-world cyber-attack simulation designed to identify the weaknesses an attacker could exploit, and assess the effectiveness of security investments.

Penetration Testing

Our CREST-approved, fully customisable pen test engagements enable you to identify vulnerabilities in your infrastructure and applications in order to reduce security risk.

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