Being Creative, Securely

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 5:00 pm5:30 pm

Melody Hildebrandt, 21st Century Fox


As the media industry rapidly evolves, so must the security model to protect it. As we rapidly embrace digital platforms for delivering content, we open new risk surface. As we evolve to a modern cloud-first architecture to deliver content and collaborate globally at scale, the notion of perimeters start to change. We need to protect our content in this complex environment. But we are a company of creatives and consumers with people who naturally have a high expectation for excellent user experience which increases as consumer technology gets so easy to use, so our approach can't be about walls and gates or they will find aways around them. This talk will cover how we position security within the overall enterprise to protect our crown jewels while also delivering platforms employees want to use.

Melody Hildebrandt, 21st Century Fox

Melody Hildebrandt is the Global Chief Information Security Officer at 21st Century Fox. In this capacity she is responsible for the cyber security posture of 21CF businesses including 20th Century Fox, Fox Networks Group, National Geographic Partners, Fox News, Star India and others.

Before joining 21CF, she was an executive vice president of Palantir Technologies. An early employee of the company, she was instrumental in opening and growing the company's commercial business and running its New York operations. She led Palantir’s work in cyber security, anti money laundering, and regulatory response.

Prior to that, she consulted to US and international governments with Booz Allen Hamilton where she designed military and strategy wargames. She also previously worked with the French Ministry of Education while living in France, where she also studied. She is the founder of Transcapitalist, a blog that explored the intersection of technology and free market mechanisms.

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@inproceedings {208181,
author = {Melody Hildebrandt},
title = {Being Creative, Securely},
booktitle = {Enigma 2018 (Enigma 2018)},
year = {2018},
address = {Santa Clara, CA},
url = {},
publisher = {USENIX Association},
month = jan

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