The media sector is both a broad and highly visible target for malicious actors in cyberspace.

By nature, media companies—consisting of social media, news outlets, streaming platforms, film, television, and music studios—have access to sensitive sources and content; moreover, these entities maintain high-traffic webpages as well as trusted platforms. This deep access to information puts the media sector at acute risk from the full spectrum of cyber threats, to include network compromise to enable espionage operations, the spread of disinformation, and financially motivated eCrime groups. Additionally, the media sector’s relations to adjacent sectors—particularly government, retail, and telecommunications —puts the sector at risk of intrusions designed to enable access to third parties and facilitate subsequent operations.

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