W hen it comes to keepingmedia files safe fromonline hackers, there’s only one sure option: store them locally on systems that are not connected to the internet. However, while this approachmight work for the independent filmmaker working solo on their first project, this isn’t practical or possible once a team is involved in working on a film. As soon as files need to be shared you need to think about security. The filmsmost at risk, quite naturally, are those with the highest profiles. Just look at the enthusiasm that recently greeted footage taken froma drone flying over the Star Wars set, with somany online trying to decipher what was going on in themovie. spectrumbetween the newbie solo artist and the blockbuster filmcrew. We want to take advantage of the collaboration and services the cloud has to offer and yet take reasonable precautions to keep our media and files safe. Recently I was interviewing Pierson Clair, senior director, cyber security and investigations at Kroll, and we were talking about security. When I asked: “Canwe put stuff on the web and have it be secure? Or should we just give it up?” He replied: “Whenwe talk about security, it’s all about riskmanagement and riskmitigation.” The real world Most of us are somewhere along the
THE LARRY JORDAN WORKSHOP
Withmany filmmakers storing and sharing footage online, what should you be doing if you want to stay safe from the hackers?
WORDS LARRY JORDAN
PRO MOVIEMAKER SUMMER 2018
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