Video is at the heart of the hybrid work model, and today’s enterprises now have hundreds — if not thousands — of pieces of video content floating throughout their environments. Onboarding, training, company announcements, ordinary meetings, and quick catch-ups all happen over live video, video stream, on-demand video, and other video formats.
However, many enterprises don’t have the infrastructure in place to make that video content accessible, usually storing it in disparate and often unsecured locations. An enterprise video platform can provide an all-in-one solution to centralize the capture, management, and distribution of all video content.
Enterprise video security challenges
Despite their emerging importance, most enterprise video platforms were not designed with data protection at the forefront, and they lack the security feature set and governance protocols needed to protect enterprise video content. That means enterprises face the possibility of sensitive data leaking to external parties, exposing the enterprise to serious financial, reputational, and operational risk. Moreover, at enterprises that don’t have proactive plans to keep their video content secure, employees often store content in external locations, creating further data loss exposure.
Some of the specific risks enterprises face include:
- Prerecorded earnings broadcasts can leak to the public, causing shares to take a serious hit and significant revenue opportunities to be missed.
- Product launches might reach the public earlier than planned, negating all product launch efforts and giving other companies a serious competitive advantage.
- Leaked corporate acquisition news can undermine corporate marketing strategies and seriously dampen announcement day performance.
Security risks exist across the entire enterprise video life cycle. Employees might create video content that includes sensitive enterprise data before distributing it to public networks and channels where it is beyond the purview of your internal security team. Even for live streaming broadcasts and on-demand video hosted on internal networks, malicious actors might exploit unsecured networks to deploy ransomware, encrypt data, and exfiltrate sensitive information for financial gain.
When you invest in an enterprise video platform, it’s critical it has a comprehensive security feature set needed to protect data at every possible production stage and attack vector.