SMPTE Upcoming Webcast: Cybersecurity Concerns & Mitigations for Broadcast & Multimedia Facilities

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SPEAKER: Wayne M. Pecena is the assistant director of Educational Broadcast Services at Texas A&M University, where he also serves as the director of engineering for Texas A&M public broadcasting stations KAMU TV/FM. Wayne has more than 45 years of broadcast and IP network engineering experience and holds bachelor's and master's degrees from Texas A&M University. Wayne is a Fellow of the Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE) and holds 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 an IEEE BTS Distinguished Lecturer in 2018. He is a frequent industry speaker on IP networking and cybersecurity topics for the broadcast technology professional.

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.

IEEE BTS Webcasts are offered to SMPTE Members and non-members as a complimentary service to support the advancement of the M&E industry.

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