The Intangible Costs of Hacks Like HBO, Netflix, Sony (and What You Can Do About Them)

Browser Isolation Prevents Media and Entertainment Cyber Attacks

In the pantheon of hacks and corporate fallout from them, well-publicized hacks like HBO, Netflix and Sony have been in the spotlight for quite some time. As is the case with any data breach, such hacks have costs associated with legal reviews, security remediation, and forensic investigations. Whether driven by money, mischief, malice or just plain mistakes, it has unfortunately become a cost of doing business today.

What often goes unnoticed is the toll such incidents take on media partners who, in order to comply with the media giant’s security requirements, tend to take extreme measures that hurt productivity and reduce profitability. Amidst this cyber-chaos, can companies protect themselves by improving their security posture while lowering operational costs and driving productivity and profitability?

A guest article that I wrote for the M&E Journal talks about what those intangible costs are and how some of those costs can be mitigated to achieve higher employee productivity while lowering costs and driving profitability.

In the article I discuss:

  • Why media studios get hacked
  • The direct costs associated with media studios getting hacked
  • The indirect costs associated with media studios getting hacked
  • How Remote Browser Isolation prevents media studio breaches

You can read my article on the MESA website here. Or view the full PDF version here.

If you’d like to learn more about how Remote Browser Isolation can help your studio meet MPAA compliance around internet access, download our free white paper Isolated Web Browsing in Compliance With the MPAA Content Security Program.

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