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Content Protection Summit 2014 Recap: Protecting content in the cloud »

Last week, Signiant CTO Ian Hamilton joined a panel discussion at the 5th annual Content Protection Summit in Hollywood, looking at security practices for cloud solutions within the media industry. Continue reading

Securing SaaS, Part 4: Physical Security and Breach Detection »

Operational policies and procedures are key to the security of any SaaS offering. Signiant operational policies and procedures are established in accordance with industry standards for service organization controls. Connectivity between the production service environment and Signiant business operations is restricted in accordance with least privilege and defense-in-depth principals. Fully independent production and development Media Shuttle environments are also maintained. This blog highlights some of the operational controls in place for production elements of the cloud environment. Continue reading

From FTP to SaaS: The changing economics of large file sharing (SlideShare) »

Media & Entertainment has been a pioneering industry in the practice of sending large files over the Internet. Early solutions like FTP solved many problems, but can’t keep up with business needs and now accumulate hidden costs. More efficient, cloud based solutions are being adopted throughout the media production process, paving the way for other data-intensive industries. Continue reading

Next week’s Content Protection Summit in the wake of Sony’s cyber-attack »

The far-reaching cyber-attack on Sony Pictures last week has put Hollywood studios on high alert as the company’s financial damage and emotional strain become apparent. Whether the attack was in retaliation for a film negatively portraying North Korean leader Kim Jong-un or some other mal intent, Hollywood has suddenly entered an information security conversation we typically reserve for governments and banks. Continue reading

Securing SaaS, Part 3: Design Principles for Safe Media Transfer and Secure Data Storage »

In Part 1 of the Securing SaaS series, we offered a background of the hybrid SaaS Architecture that Media Shuttle relies on for safe, easy media transfer. Part 2 looked specifically at security related to customer provisioning, user rights, and transfer validation. Now, we can look at specific design principles including data storage, audit collection, and secure-by-default. Continue reading