A lack of risk assessment can have serious implications for content security. By neglecting the basic act of weighing-up and comparing various workflows, prized content may be there for the taking for hackers and pirates. The most frightening thing is, very often media companies are unaware that their content is at risk until it is gone. Without careful assessment, the industry runs the risk of diving head-first into new challenges that could have been easily avoided. The advice is simple: take action before disaster strikes.
Unfortunately for family company Larson Studios, this lesson was learnt the hard way back in 2017. Upon being cornered by a group of hackers, it had to wire $50,000 in order to keep its clients’ content secure. But the word of a pirate means little, and subsequently its clients most valuable assets were still leaked over the internet. 10 episodes of the highly acclaimed Orange is the New Black were released a month before they were due. This instance aptly illustrates the urgent need to consider security in remote workflows.
Thankfully, there are ways to protect content if media companies take the time to seek them out.
When considering which remote workflow to adopt it is important to know that there is no one size fits all solution. Consideration of your company’s needs, coupled with knowledge of different cloud structures and what they can offer, will go a long way to ensuring the correct solution is selected.