At the NAB Show 2017 Conference this week, we’ll be reprising our session “Securing the Making of the Next Hollywood Blockbuster(Las Vegas | April 25, 2017 | 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM in the Cybersecurity & Content Protection Pavilion – Booth C3830CS – Central Hall). Azure’s very own Joel Sloss will regale the audience on the transition to secure movie production in the cloud, made possible by Microsoft Azure and a cadre of ISV partners who’ve ported their solutions to the platform.

Microsoft at NAB Show 2017

Content comes in many forms and must be stored in many places, including on servers, workstations, mobile storage, archives, etc., which presents a massive security challenge. Securing this ever-moving data on top of the added challenge of properly handling personal information such as health records, contract details, and paystubs, strains an already complicated data governance situation.

In this session, we’ll look at an end-to-end workflow leveraging Azure and the combined wizardry of Avid, 5th Kind, Contract Logix, Docusign, MarkLogic, and SyncOnSet. Lulu Zezza, Physical Production Executive and the driving force behind the end-to-end workflow, will be co-presenting with Mr. Sloss.  She noted that, “Moving to the cloud is the best way to implement security controls across so many different physical and logical environments, locations, and data types. We have people working all over the world, for different companies, using different systems, all contributing to the same production. In the past, it’s been like a free-for-all, with contractors getting access to things they shouldn’t, information being duplicated and stored in the wrong places, and sensitive content left out in the open.”

The new digital workflow enables a secure “script-to-screen” experience for the management of both production data and the crew’s personal HR information, to which new global privacy standards apply. Metadata captured from contracts, scripts, and camera files is associated with filming days, scenes and takes recorded, and later to the final edit of the film, reducing the need for document sharing and film screenings. Plus communications are kept protected and confidential. It’s a whole new way to make movies.

Join Joel at his session where you’ll hear about:

  • Architectural considerations for multi-domain cloud environments
  • Secure access and device management for BYOD users
  • Content protection and privacy in connected and disconnected networks

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