Media And Entertainment IT Services

The media and entertainment industry is rapidly changing as users opt for online streaming services and on-demand viewing over traditional content consumption. Though as entertainment information technology evolves, companies often find themselves struggling to keep pace with legacy systems that simply weren’t designed to handle the volume, variety and velocity of this information at scale. This is especially problematic when it comes to security. As users provide personal and financial data for ongoing entertainment access, companies need in-depth defensive frameworks. At HALOCK, we have the industry experience and technology expertise necessary to deliver media and entertainment IT services capable of identifying potential data breaches, defending against malware attacks, and better ensuring current infrastructure meets evolving compliance requirements. Here’s how we can help.

Maximizing Media and Entertainment Cyber Security

At HALOCK, we’ve developed a wide range of security services to help IT in the media industry manage proactive prevention at scale, including:

  • Risk Based Threat Assessment: Improve protection against the five MITRE ATT&CK Types. Prioritize security controls to enhance or implement using the best threat data the cybersecurity community offers, leveraging the HALOCK Industry Threat (HIT)  Index, a model for estimating the most likely (and least likely) ways your organization will be hit by a cybersecurity or information security attack.
  • HALOCK’s Cloud Security Assessment: Gain insight on your risks. The assessment provides a review of Azure, AWS, and Google (GCP) cloud environments to identify risk and recommends how to remediate them.
  • Third-party risk management (TPRM): Third-party services — including data analytics, payment vendors and KPI measurement applications — are critical to make sure certain entertainment information technology keeps pace with consumer and stakeholder expectations. Yet these services also introduce potential risk. A required best practice is to always conduct a supplier risk assessment to keep your vendors on point with your security posture. Third-party management from HALOCK helps identify and mitigate potential risks before they negatively impact your business.
  • Risk Management Program: Understand your risk threshold and security posture through comprehensive services such as risk assessments, enhancing policies and procedures, security awareness training, gap analysis and more. With the release of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Cybersecurity rules on disclosure, it’s essential that you regularly review your risk profile. An ongoing risk management program provides continuous maintenance and insight on your risk profile and how to enhance your security. Strengthen your security program in preparation for the cyber insurance underwriting process.  Establish ‘reasonable security’ for your organizations and mitigate your risk.
  • Comprehensive security maintenance: Security systems require ongoing maintenance and evaluation to assure they deliver proactive protection over time. HALOCK can help your team verify that controls are always capable of defending key data.
  • Incident Response and Forensic Services: Ensure you are prepared in the event of a cyber attack such as ransomware. Prepare your teams to be ready to respond immediately to security incident to detect, contain, eradicate, and remediate the incident through an incident response plan, cyber security incident response training (CSIRT), and technology review. Understand how a vulnerability was exploited through our thorough forensic analysis and learn how to best protect your data going forward. Explore an ongoing program that gets in front of any potential threats or attacks. You can be response ready with an Incident Response Readiness as a Service (IRRaaS) program.
  • Data privacy and compliance: Current privacy controls may not meet evolving compliance standards. Each state has their own laws for private information and medical data such as PHI. From personal information protection to proper handling of sensitive data, our data privacy and compliance services reduce regulatory risk that include HIPAA, CCPA, PCI DSS v4.0, and CMMC Readiness. Know what private information you manage and where it is located to properly secure – conduct Sensitive Data Scanning as a Service (SDSaaS) to ensure you have a current data inventory of sensitive information.
  • Security engineering services: Our media and entertainment IT services also include security engineering solutions. Let HALOCK’s expert team assist with the design and deployment of on-premise and cloud security solutions such as sensitive data scanning to maximize media network protection. Assure you have the proper controls in place such as a Web Application Firewall (WAF).
  • Security threat management: Media and entertainment cyber security threats are evolving as attackers look for ways to compromise critical systems and leverage existing vulnerabilities to access protected data. From phishing attacks designed to bypass human security controls to advanced persistent threats that take residence in IT systems, entertainment organizations can benefit from advanced security threat management that includes expert analysis, on-demand altering, and comprehensive guidance to help reduce overall risk. A consistent and steady review of your threat landscape is a best practice for your industry through a managed detection and response program (MDR) or Threat Hunting Program
  • Network and application penetration testing: Where is your entertainment IT infrastructure vulnerable? Which media apps represent potential weak points in data protection? Complete penetration testing from HALOCK helps your team identify and remediate small cyber security issues before they become bigger data breaches – from internal and external networks, wireless, web application, social engineering, assumed breach, adversary simulation, and remediation verification. Consider a Recurring Penetration Testing program to assess your safeguards throughout the year for a proactive security approach.
  • Mergers & Acquisition (M&A): As part of the due diligence process of an M&A, organizations must understand the risk and security profile of their partner or target company. You must determine what liabilities or risks can arise under the other company’s cybersecurity program. With HALOCK’s M&A program, we can help you through the entire process from pre-acquisition to post-acquisition to identify risks, remediation steps, and establish reasonable security.


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Why HALOCK for IT in the Entertainment Industry?

At HALOCK, we recognize the rapidly changing nature of media and entertainment IT services. As consumers shift to online, on-demand media consumption models, the potential for personal and financial security threats exponentially increases. This puts media and entertainment companies in the difficult position of achieving robust security with configurations and controls that were never designed to manage data volumes at scale and speed. By framing experience and expertise within our purpose-driven security framework, we’re able to design and deploy custom-built cyber security solutions that deliver peace of mind and improved operational performance. Learn about our comprehensive approach to risk with our Risk Management Program. Expand your reach and capture audience confidence with security solutions from HALOCK. Let’s talk. 


The HALOCK Security Briefing is a review of significant events, trends, and movements that will influence how you manage cybersecurity, risk, and compliance. Our clients receive periodic overviews with an extensive report file on the topics discussed. This insightful document also includes reference links throughout the report for easy navigation and deeper research. 

Reasonable Security is Defined

The Sedona Conference – an influential think tank that advises attorneys, regulators, and judges on challenging technical matters – released its Commentary on a Reasonable Security Test. The Commentary is the first document of its kind that provides the legal community with a clear definition of a “reasonable” security control.

HALOCK’s Chris Cronin is a co-author of Commentary on a Reasonable Security Test. To learn how to apply the test, contact us