Social engineering has become more commonplace in the enterprise and increasingly complex to address. Cyber criminals have become very adept at manipulating employees into handing over sensitive or valuable enterprise information.
NABA and WBU members partner with Trusted News Initiative (TNI) to alert each other to disinformation which poses an immediate threat to life so content can be reviewed promptly by platforms, whilst publishers ensure they don’t unwittingly republish dangerous falsehoods.
The TNI is already working to tackle the spread of harmful coronavirus disinformation and previously has had success running a rapid alert system during the UK 2019 General Election, Myanmar and Taiwan 2020 General Elections and the US Presidential Election.
The partners currently within the TNI are: AP, AFP; BBC, CBC/Radio-Canada, European Broadcasting Union (EBU), Facebook, Financial Times, First Draft, Google/YouTube, The Hindu, Microsoft , Reuters, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, Twitter, and The Washington Post.
The use of cloud-based services by broadcasters is now ubiquitous across the industry. Use cases can range from traditional internal virtual facilities to the use of third-party public services, for the delivery of all broadcast applications, such as content hosting, virtualized production, delivery over IP, etc.
Cloud capacity can be commissioned within minutes, making broadcasters more agile and more able to deploy additional functionality in response to market needs. Like any other third-party service employed, broadcasters need to be fully cognizant of the cybersecurity implications of employing this capacity.
The World Broadcasting Unions (WBU) urgently calls for guaranteed commitments on protecting media independence and safeguarding freedom of expression during global crises.
The World Broadcasting Unions (WBU) stands with ABS-CBN, the Philippines’ largest television broadcaster after the Philippine House of Representatives vote to shut down permanently its free television and radio services.