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Client in the News: Spohn featured in Variety on HBO Hacks & Leaks

HBO Could Use the Night’s Watch to Protect Itself

JoTo PR client, Spohn Consulting, was featured in mega-publication Variety in an article about the recent Game of Thrones Leaks called HBO Hacks and Leaks: How Much Have They Hurt the Business

This past summer HBO suffered from the annoyance of getting hacked and having their wildly popular tv show, Game of Thrones released into the wild weeks before they were supposed to.

But has HBO been dealt a massive blow? While publicly Time Warner has said no financial trouble has come out of the most recent hack but the alleged hacker boasts that over 1.5 terabytes of data has been stolen. For the none-techies out there, that is WAY more than a few episodes of TV.

Tim Crosby, senior cybersecurity contractor, was asked for his opinion on the damages from this hack. Mr. Crosby is keen on the fact that we don’t know the extent of the internal files stolen from HBO contain. No matter how good Game of Thrones might be, those being leaked may not bring damage, but those other files might. This is a situation HBO needs to handle quickly before they are hit with another attack.

Spohn Consulting, Inc., an Austin, Texas-based, privately-held company established in 1998 by Darren L. Spohn, is an authority in navigating fortune 500 companies and medium to small businesses through security business challenges of the 21st century. Spohn Consulting works with organizations to assess their information security posture (the security status of an enterprise’s networks, information, and systems based on Identification and Authorization resources, e.g., people, hardware, software, policies, and capabilities in place to manage the defense of the enterprise and to react as the situation changes), offer customized instructor-led training, and sell telecom services. Utilizing varied scopes of engagement, they deliver recommendations which can be measured against best practice or compliance standards.

Variety includes coverage of financial, regulatory and legal matters pertaining to the entertainment industry. Created for professionals and observers of the global entertainment business. Focuses on film, television, video, Internet, cable, music and theater.

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