Several years before making today’s headlines as the Trump-Russia Investigation’s special counsel, former FBI chief Robert Mueller made waves with his wry comment that “there are only two types of companies: those that have been hacked, and those that will be”. Today, it may be more accurate to say there are two types of companies: those that know they have been hacked and those that don’t. This uncomfortable truth, whilst unsettling, is in fact the first step to working out a strategy for storing and delivering video and content over the Internet. Why? Because once a company has recognised that they are not immune from cyber attacks, they can get down to the nitty gritty of working out what lengths, costs and trade-offs they are willing to accept in order to meet the industry and legal obligations around the protection of video data and content.
Data protection and how this pertains to both video data and content is understandably a hot topic. This is driven by numerous factors including the increasing amount of media coverage of breaches, such as the infamous iCloud hack, and the surge in the number of new, mission-critical, cloud applications on the market. The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – which defines the rights of EU citizens around the privacy and protection of their personal data – is another crucial consideration. As are questions about how both Brexit and the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework agreements (including the executive order signed by the new US administration) will affect EU data stored in the US (and vice versa?).
So when moving your video data into the Cloud, here are the top 5 tips on what to look for in an online video platform and how you can best protect your data.