Cybersecurity for Media Companies
Stakes are high for media companies in the digital age. A 2015 Newscycle Solutions survey of news media companies around the world found that 52 percent of respondents either had been hacked or had suffered a data breach since the beginning of 2014. As a result of the potential threat, 65 percent of companies had increased their focus on cybersecurity.
Recent attacks on Sony, TalkTalk and TV5Monde illustrate the problem and serve as cautionary tales on the high cost and big impact of cybersecurity failings. With losses estimated at $80 million to $100 million per company as a result of these attacks, media companies know they simply cannot afford — in dollars or in reputation — to take risks.
But how can they stay safe in this increasingly digital world? Download Cybersecurity for Media Companies (PDF) to learn more.
Media organizations must guard against rapidly changing threats, ranging from traditional malware to sophisticated, state-sponsored attacks. The increase in mobile apps, third-party cloud-based services and bring your own device (BYOD) — a popular option for media employees today — sometimes puts key business initiatives in direct conflict with cybersecurity policies.
Companies need a comprehensive approach to securing traditional data centers, endpoints, identity access and networks. Applications and next-generation platforms, including big data and analytics tools, also need to be protected, especially in mobile
These days, consumers expect media on demand and on every device. Many media organizations have migrated to cloud-based data storage and computer storage to ease the burden on computing power and resources.
The good news is that basic good security practices — password policies, patch updates, limited data access, etc. — can go a long way toward protecting assets stored both inside and outside the cloud. And, cloud providers have made unique investments in security that often offer better protection than the typical enterprise can provide on its own.
Organizations not yet ready to fully adopt the public cloud have a third option: the hybrid cloud approach. This setup allows companies to tailor infrastructure to their needs. For instance, highly sensitive user information or financial data can be kept on a private physical server, while public cloud services can be used for lesssensitive tasks, such as development, testing and staging.
But how can they stay safe in this increasingly digital world? Download Cybersecurity for Media Companies (PDF) to read the full report.