TURNKEY CONTENT SECURITY
Whether advanced security protocols are contractually required for your current project or not, Best Practices are called Best Practices for a reason. From proprietary software, to innovative designs, to next summer’s biggest Blockbuster Hit, Intellectual Property is an irreplaceable commodity and there are countless reasons why steps are taken to ensure that content is not inadvertently leaked or downright stolen.
In software, that may mean protocols that execute all code coming from within the domain but restrict code from outside, or allow only a list of trusted domains to execute code.
In hardware, that’s a Firewall.
A Firewall in construction is a physical barrier to prevent or slow the progress of a fire between rooms in a building. In technology, it’s a physical piece of equipment that is configured with all the appropriate software settings for your specific needs and placed between your system and the outside world. Individual users can’t accidentally download something harmful as long as the Firewall is in place, and anyone outside won’t be able to get in unless you give them access.
While all businesses benefit from security, the consequences of “hacking” in the creative field may result in a loss of the project altogether if someone presents your work to market before you do. Some projects have strict rules against early release of unapproved footage, and regardless of the level of damage done, none of it was on the already-tight schedule.