Research body and its Hollywood studio members publish white paper with six security principles for cloud production

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Technology research body MovieLabs and its Hollywood studio members have published a new white paper that lays out security principles for the future of cloud based production.

Titled “The Evolution of Production Security - Securing the 10-Year Vision for the Evolution of Media Creation,” it is is a companion a MovieLabs paper published in August which laid out its vision for the state of filmmaking ten years in the future.

The new white paper uses the cybersecurity industry’s dictum of ‘security by design’, and presents six primary security principles for cloud production:

- Security is intrinsic to every component of every workflow and does not inhibit the creative process.

- The security architecture addresses 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.

- The security architecture limits the spread of any breach and adapts to the evolving threat and response landscape.

MovieLabs CEO Richard Berger 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.”

Movielabs is a non-profit technology research lab run by Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Universal Pictures, Walt Disney Pictures and Television, and Warner Bros. Entertainment.

The white paper is available as a free download from