Media & Entertainment Security Solution
Business models and the economics of the industry are changing—something many traditional enterprises are only now beginning to acknowledge. Given the continued fragmentation of audiences, companies need to focus on expanding the reach of their content to the broadest audience possible. That means recognizing that many of their viewers, particular millennials, are “cord-nevers” and may only be reachable via Internet-streaming channels.
The worldwide trend towards innovative content has gained a lot of traction with consumers. Non-traditional studios such as Amazon, Netflix, and Hulu are amassing growing libraries of original content that has been enthusiastically received. The success of such leading services across media industry has led to an influx of new players, and a shakeout is likely inevitable.
If consumers sign up for more than a handful, they may reach the point where they have recreated a costly bundle, and they will start to pare back. In fact, we see the re-emergence of content aggregators, placing valuable data and information in the virtual infrastructure, which may hamper the security and growth of these platforms. The growth is crucial for creating the need for information security solutions, which will protect customer's information and digital assets.
As crucial information of a personal nature begins to get handled by media service providers, there is a growing concern about the manner in which the data is being collected, stored and utilized by in-house or third party applications. One of the most exciting emerging developments in media and entertainment is augmented and virtual reality. These technologies offer an entirely new set of opportunities for content creation.
The implementation of these new technologies could act as a catalyst for e-crime's and digital fraud threats, which are continuing to evolve rapidly, with attackers utilizing increasingly sophisticated techniques to target vulnerabilities in people, processes and technologies. The e-crime threats, if successfully realized, can undermine essential digital services, cause significant damage to brand reputations, and result in considerable financial and operational pain for organizations and their customers.
Worldwide, regulators are also turning their attention to these threats, with an enhanced scrutiny of organizational resilience and the introduction of stringent compliance requirements. The challenge that media and entertainment services firms are facing is to deliver richer, integrated services, through multiple remote and digital channels, under significant cost restraint, and in the face of sophisticated e-crime threats. Recent cyber-attacks highlight the urgency for retail organizations to contend with ever increasing risks to customer protection, continuity, fiduciary responsibility, and operations.
In order to achieve the security objectives, it is necessary to recognize that the security of the services and the protection of the customers’ data are essential. To this end, and specifically to support the current security equation, it is necessary to have an enterprise wide target customer security model. This should be designed to deliver enhancements to both customer-facing and back office security capabilities, and in particular to improve existing security defenses for remote online and mobile channels.
How can WSA help?
For mitigating all the cyber security risks relevant to the healthcare ecosystem, we primarily emphasize on the following WSA cyber security services:
- Architecture and design review - We lay emphasis on the security review of the infrastructure and application technical security architecture emphasizing on identifying and mitigating potential security weakness in the design.
- Vulnerability Management and Penetration Testing – We have extensive vulnerability management skills and deep experience in conducting detailed penetration testing activities.
- Security Compliance and – WSA's security controls based maturity model is used in conjunction with a customized capability matrix for clients (designed and contained as per the individual applications), to define the current state of the client security program and supporting governance capabilities.
- Secure Software Development Lifecycle (SSDLC) – We understand multiple organizations have highly skilled developers with an exclusion of how to align security practices with their exclusive development skills. We at WSA look forward to using this opportunity; to train the developers thought process, towards key security areas across application / infrastructure / middleware, which they should consider towards prior initializing and developing the application.
On the go basis, along with secure coding practices churned towards industry applications and businesses – we also do a comprehensive threat modeling so to identify the key potential weak spots existing as per the design and with periodic secure code review and penetrating testing we would look forward to securing the application end to end.
- Security Operations Center – We assist organizations with enterprise-wide security log collection, storage, reporting and querying for all supported technology assets along with providing unique blend of device threat intelligence feeds from multiple commercial and open source feeds.