Looking for the most refined weapon to combat piracy? Use data
Password sharing for TV streaming apps is a common and challenging phenomenon. Using data science and machine learning, we can detect and categorize account sharing behavior, enabling effective response.
How to Evolve Media Infrastructure, and Sleep Well at Night
New security threats can be unsettling, but with the right security foundation, media companies can gain the visibility and control that they need across their IP and cloud infrastructure.
A Few Words on Streaming Piracy Operations… and the Limitations of Current Anti-Piracy Measures
By Ted Rose, Operational Security, Service Provider Video Software and Solutions, Cisco Many (if not most!) service providers identify illegal streaming as the next big threat to their business. The problem is that in the multi-faceted, continuously expanding landscape of illegal streaming, it’s hard to define the enemy and even more difficult to choose the […]
Same Pirates, New Means: From Card Sharing to Content Sharing
By Miro Pinkas, Information Security Engineer, Operational Security, SPVSS, Cisco Methods of video piracy have changed over the years — that’s for sure. What hasn’t changed is the motivation to do it in the first place. For one thing, consumers are price-motivated, and “free” is an enduringly popular price point. Viewers are inspired to see […]
#CiscoChat: Protecting Video Content, Revenues and Infrastructure: Holistic Security for Media and Service Providers
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Beyond DRM: How to prevent video piracy in the digital age
Digital piracy is rife and stakes are higher than ever for service providers. So how can you build on DRM to reduce copyright infringement and minimize losses? The very nature of video piracy means it’s tough to put an accurate figure on global levels. But some estimates claim illegal streaming makes up about 24% of […]
The New Face of Digital Piracy: Part One
By Ted Rose, Operational Security, Service Provider Video Software and Solutions, Cisco Our security team already blogged about the complex realities of securing digital video content back in April, when attendees of the National Association of Broadcasters gathered in Las Vegas for their annual meet-up. Then (and now), they were grappling with how to keep […]
At ANGA COM: Advancing Content Protection with DVB-CSA3 Encryption
If you’ve been waiting for marketplace evidence of the implementation of DVB-CSA3 — also known as version 3 of the Common Scrambling Algorithm, and the most advanced encryption algorithm for broadcast in the DVB standard — it’s to be found in Cologne, Germany, at this week’s ANGA COM. European service providers need DVB-CSA3 to curb […]