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Operators should put the cyber into security – engage ethical hackers

Convergence between general cybersecurity and the more specific revenue protection that has long been employed by pay TV operators, has risen up the agenda over the last two years and featured prominently at the recent IBC 2019. Of course, video service providers are susceptible to just the same cybersecurity threats as any enterprise, but until recently this has been a separate domain from the CAS (Conditional Access Systems) and DRM (Digital Rights Management) designed to prevent theft of signal and unauthorized access to content without paying. It has been confined to internal data centers largely managing other aspects of the business. But as video service provision has migrated towards IT and becoming increasingly data driven it has become itself a…

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