According to an Akamai survey, only 1% of media organizations are happy with their current cybersecurity measures. Slow site performance and downtime are the industry’s top security-related concerns, according to 26% of the 200 US media technology decision makers surveyed in the report. Protecting premium video content (23%), enterprise application security (20%), managing the impact of bot traffic (15%), and DDoS mitigation (13%) were other concerns, the report found. Tim Helming, Director of Product Management at DomainTools commented below.
Tim Helming, Director of Product Management at DomainTools:
“In an industry no stranger to scary statistics, this one is particularly worrying for media organizations. As media organizations attempt to play catch-up with the new kids on the block such as Netflix and Hulu, more and more of them will engage with customers in online portals which, if not adequately protected, present a serious risk to both the organization and their customers. We already seen Netflix users hit by a highly sophisticated phishing scam in 2017, which should serve as a warning to media organizations that cybersecurity concerns can affect their reputation as well as their bottom lines.In an increasingly diverse and competitive marketplace, prioritizing cybersecurity might not be the most immediately appealing idea, but failing to do so could have dire consequences.”