Client-side Cybersecurity for Media Companies

Secure your content and ensure a better user experience by investing in media security services that protect your digital assets.

There are two different ways for companies to approach their cybersecurity. Many businesses, including those that specialize in the creation of digital assets like media companies and content producers, put their primary focus on protecting the server- side of their business by investing in high-quality firewalls and engaging two-factor authentication for internal access.

Unfortunately, a growing threat that is not being adequately addressed is a business’s client-side security. This is the busiest side of most media companies, as it’s where most clients and users engage with content and begin its dissemination across the world.

72% of media companies have made the decision to change their business model to accommodate the transformations of the digital revolution. With more people than ever before changing how they engage with content like news and entertainment, it makes sense that this figure is so high.

Cyber Threats & Vulnerabilities for Media Companies

With news and media spreading so quickly around the globe, the last thing a business wants is to be left vulnerable to threats that could compromise not only its data, but also its public trust and reputation.

Here are some of the most common threats and vulnerabilities faced by companies in this industry.

Formjacking

Formjacking occurs when cybercriminals insert a tiny piece of malicious JavaScript code into a website or web application, allowing it to control the website and steal private information including names, email addresses, and credit card numbers.

PII Harvesting

Personal Identifiable Information (PII) harvesting is a type of attack that targets, alters and/or steals a user’s personal information, and the client-side of any organization can be one of the most vulnerable areas to this specific type of attack.

Third-party Vendor Vulnerabilities

The majority of websites and web applications today are built using a code base that’s supported by a variety of third-party software, plugins, and apps. If these third-party products are not updated to the latest security settings promptly, this can leave an opening that can easily be exploited.

Security Solutions for Media Companies

With so many media and content producing companies reliant on their web pages and web applications to deliver their product, it’s integral that they remain a safe haven for viewers and consumers.

After all, these companies have a responsibility to not just report facts accurately, but also to prevent bad actors from gaining access to their assets and data.

There are many strategies and practices that can be adopted by media companies to ensure the ongoing protection of their assets and reputation. Here are some we’d recommend specifically to media and content companies.

Develop a robust content
security policy

A content security policy is designed to help limit several common security breaches, as well as infected malware that stems from site ads. It can be put in place at any point and is a valuable resource in helping identify and fight approaches made by bad actors.

Protect users with strong
username and password policies

Whether you take payment on your site or not, it may help to require all users to create a strong username and password to be able to access your content. This can help prevent some of the most common breaches and make it difficult for bad actors to access your data.

Engage automated client-side
security measures

There are a variety of automated client-side security measures that can be engaged by companies so that their web assets are continually monitored against bad actors. Feroot is a client-side security app provider and offers two unique products that can help strengthen the security perimeter around the client-side of your web assets.

Inspector

Inspector helps to manage your client-side attack surface, automatically identifying and reporting on all JavaScript vulnerabilities that may put your security at risk.

PageGuard

PageGuard is another automated tool that protects your web assets from client-side attacks in real-time. Running continuously in the background using the Zero Trust model, PageGuard identifies and blocks any unauthorized scripts that bad actors may attempt to insert into your site.

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