Cybersecurity Concerns & Mitigations for Broadcast & Multimedia Facilities

Original Airdate: 
29 Jan 2020 2:00pm EST

This 60 minute IEEE BTS presentation has scheduled an additional 10-15 minutes for flex-time and questions: 75 minutes total (max)

As the broadcast station has adopted an IT based infrastructure, the IP network has become an integral part of the broadcast technical plant. With this adoption, cybersecurity threats have become a concern that can’t be ignored. Cybersecurity is now an ongoing essential task for the broadcast engineer in the IT centric environment.  This webinar will seek to provide an understanding of cybersecurity concerns, principles,  and proactive implementation techniques in the broadcast station environment.


Guest Speaker: 
Wayne Pecena


Wayne M. Pecena is the Associate Director of Educational Broadcast Services at Texas A&M University where he serves as the Director of Engineering for Texas A&M public broadcasting stations KAMU TV & FM. Wayne has over 45 years of broadcast and IP network engineering experience and holds BS and MS degrees from Texas A&M University. Wayne is a Fellow of the Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE) and holds the Certified Professional Broadcast Engineer (CPBE) and Certified Broadcast Network Engineer (CBNE) certifications from the SBE. Wayne serves as the national President of the SBE. He was named the 2012 SBE Educator of the Year, the 2014 Radio World Engineer of the year, and named an IEEE-BTS Distinguished Lecturer in 2018. He is a frequent industry speaker on IP Networking and cybersecurity topics for the broadcast technology professional. Past industry presentation events include IEEE-BTS, CCBE-Canada, WABE-Canada, InfoComm International, NAB BEITC, NAB Radio Show, PBS TechCon, APRE PREC, SMPTE, SBE Ennes Workshops, and numerous State broadcasting association events.


*BTS/SMPTE disclaimer that the webcast is offered for educational purposes only. Views and opinions expressed are those of the presenter and do not necessarily represent opinions of BTS or SMPTE. Reference to specific companies, products, or services, does not represent promotion, recommendation, or endorsement by BTS and SMPTE.