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Together with its member studios, Motion Pictures Laboratories (MovieLabs) has published a new white paper that lays out security principles for the future of production where all assets will be stored in the cloud and all processing of those assets will run in the cloud.

movielabs securing 10Dec2019The paper, titled The Evolution of Production Security - Securing the 10-Year Vision for the Evolution of Media Creation is a companion to a paper MovieLabs paper published in August 2019 laying out a vision for the state of filmmaking ten years in the future, with a call to action for the industry to collaborate on realising the potential of cloud production.

The new paper looks at a cloud-driven future with dynamic workflows defined by software. It uses the cybersecurity industry’s dictum of ‘security by design’, and presents six primary security principles for cloud production.

Namely, security is intrinsic to every component of every workflow and does not inhibit the creative process; security architectures address requirements specific to cloud-based workflows; production workflows, processes and assets are kept secure even on untrusted infrastructure; content owners control security and workflow integrity; security can be scaled to appropriate levels and can integrate with existing security policy and management systems; security architectures limit the spread of any breach and adapts to the evolving threat and response landscape.

Commenting on the new report, Richard Berger, CEO MovieLabs, said: “Our goal is to help guide the industry to a shared security architecture that provides the underlying protection for future media assets and the future workflows that produce them. While our first white paper touched on security, we realised the need to release a companion white paper that double-clicks on it to further articulate the new approach required to secure cloud-native workflows.”

The white paper is available for download from