Technology & Media



The Technology & Media Industry is seeing seismic changes from the way the products and services are created, to how they are delivered and how long could they extend the shelf life of the offerings. This industry has been at the forefront of absorbing technologies, more so than its peers, such as IOT including mobile penetration, cloud, Big Data analytics, social media technologies, to name a few. Whilst these technologies have enabled companies to embrace the changes far more effectively, the extended boundaries of the organization, be it what gets defined – employee, supplier, partner or customer – has brought in a host of security challenges.


Threat of Insiders

Technology companies are part of their customer’s value chain, which gives them access to sensitive customer information. One of the most consistent threats to the companies turns out to be someone inside the organization such as an employee or contractor. Insiders are a problem because they are trusted to handle information within the company and based on their position, they could have access to sensitive information. Dealing with malicious, disgruntled or ignorant insiders is much more difficult than dealing with outsiders.

User Administration / Access Control

The T&M industry is very human resource intense. The added complexity one must grapple with is ensuring that access to technology privileges are controlled and governed well. This is easier than it sounds, considering that with a large resource base one also must address the issue of churn within the organization and external to it. Companies continuously find themselves on the wrong side of compliance on this aspect, where you have resources who have privileges that they are not authorized to, exposing companies to potential threats.

Data Protection

Being part of the customer value chain means that companies have access to extremely sensitive customer information. Any breach on their networks will expose the company and consequently its customers to financial, reputation or legal risks.

Value Chain Security

A number of business processes, which require media companies (and technology companies to some extent) to share confidential information with third parties, make them vulnerable to information security breaches - Increased number of licensing deals and collaborations - Increased outsourcing for purposes of content creation, editing or finishing to third parties – Increased usage of social media and other technologies for information exchange, promotion and communication.

IP Protection

Nothing is more valuable to both technology and media companies than the IP they create or the content they generate. The value of stealing a potentially successful design, particularly one not protected yet, is huge. IP theft offers the unethical competitor the opportunity to bypass the risk and cost of R&D or creation of original content.

Compliance Regulations

While there are limited governmental compliance norms, most revolve around protecting customer or employee personal information data, it is the customers who drive series of compliance requirements for companies to adhere to. These become the de facto mandates for companies to conduct business with their customers.


Sequretek Solutions


We help our customers in understanding the threat landscape and offer solutions that cover the whole spectrum from protecting data to managing information security risk through the extended supply chain as well as responding to security incidents and vulnerabilities.

Manage

Policy Definition
Internal Audits
Awareness Programs
Identity Access and Governance

Protect

Infrastructure Security
Information Security
Security Management Service

Respond

VA and PT
Security Operations Center
Forensics
Customer Compliance Mandates



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