Bluevoyant Study Shows Vendors Vital To The Media Industry Face Significant Cybersecurity Challenges
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Bluevoyant Study Shows Vendors Vital To The Media Industry Face Significant Cybersecurity Challenges

By CIOReview | Friday, September 2, 2022

According to a new analysis, roughly a third of media providers who assist content development and distribution are vulnerable to compromise due to vulnerabilities found in their internet-facing, publicly available footprints.

Fremont, CA: With the advent of the digital revolution, corporations, organizations, and even governments are turning to computerized systems to conduct their daily operations. As a result, cybersecurity has become a top priority to protect data from different online threats and unauthorized access. As news of data breaches, ransomware, and hacking becomes the norm, a similar shift in cybersecurity trends will occur due to ongoing technological advancement.

BlueVoyant, a market-leading cyber protection business, released the conclusions of a new analysis titled "Media Industry Cybersecurity Challenges: A Vendor Ecosystem Analysis." According to the study, 30 percent of media providers are vulnerable to compromise due to vulnerabilities detected in their publicly available internet presence. Furthermore, malicious actors are known to exploit these major vulnerabilities.

The media ecosystem is among the most complicated, making it difficult for businesses to safely develop, distribute, and manage information. Media firms rely on suppliers, service providers, partners, and technology from concept to camera and from camera to customer. Exploiting the discovered vulnerabilities may result in content loss and operational interruption.

BlueVoyant conducted this study to raise awareness of the cyber defense difficulties that media organizations face and to assist the sector in better defending against assaults. BlueVoyant's Terrain: Third-Party Cyber Risk Management platform helped accomplish the research. While profiling prospective targets, the platform detects enterprise internet-facing software vulnerabilities and other exploitable possibilities using tactics similar to those employed by external cyber attackers.

BlueVoyant vice chairman Joel Molinoff and former executive vice president and chief information risk officer for CBS Corporation oversaw the research, as did Dan Vasile, BlueVoyant vice president of strategic development & former vice president of information security at Paramount.

"The media industry is facing many cybersecurity challenges — from content leaks that directly impact revenue, to cyber attacks on distribution channels, and ransomware," said Molinoff. "The report shows that media industry vendors are more susceptible to compromise than those in other industries. The silver lining is that the media industry can take proactive steps to improve its cyber defense posture."