From online papers, printed magazines, radio, film, television and more, the media industry holds a wealth of personal and private data.

An attack in the media industry has far reaching consequences. It can ruin a reputation, effect profitability, and undermine an organisation. The vast use of third parties combined with complex production processes often leaves it vulnerable to attack. Over a third of all media production companies are either unhappy or unsure of the effectiveness of their security procedures in place.

Password Protocols

Password security has been a growing issue in the media industry. There is a lack of education surrounding password complexity, single sign on, protecting accounts with multifactor authentication, and password storage. Often people reuse their passwords, making multiple accounts vulnerable.

Credential Stuffing Attack

Over the last two years, the industry has suffered over 17 billion credential stuffing attacks that we know of. This is where attackers find vulnerabilities in systems, such as issues with password protocols, to make a breach primarily using automated bots.


Everyone is susceptible to a phishing attack. But phishing emails within the media sector are well-crafted, disguised as many things, and it takes a trained eye to spot the genuine from the fake. From phishing attacks comes ransomware attacks, which can destroy a whole business or reputation in minutes.

Keeping the media sector secure - infographic

Effective security always comes down to three key elements. Processes, people and technology.

Processes must run seamlessly alongside the organisation. Security experts must have the capability to detect, react and understand the context of a risk. And the technology must be superior, to keep up with cyber threats. All elements are equally as important, and you must have all three to ensure security.

7000% increase in attacks against published content.

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