Hands-on Cybersecurity for Media Broadcast Engineers and Technicians

Hands-on Cybersecurity for Media Broadcast Engineers and Technicians


Strong cybersecurity is a must for broadcast engineers and technicians in production. Cyberattacks are a major risk for broadcasters. Several major hacks have occurred in recent years showing the tremendous damage that cyberattacks can have on the media industry. 

As an engineer or technician, you need to learn about IT vulnerabilities in theory and practice. Join this hands-on face to face Master Class to make sure that your equipment and work processes are cyberattack proof. You will get the skills and knowledge to identify equipment vulnerabilities, secure working processes and mitigate the risks of cyberattacks on your production.  

Through demos and hands-on exercises, learn about the different types of vulnerabilities that production equipment and processes are exposed to, how to test equipment and in turn do your best to mitigate cybersecurity risks.  

For its second run, the Master Class will be hosted at the VRT in Brussels

Who it's for

  • Broadcast production technicians and engineers.
  • Professionals with little or no media cybersecurity knowledge and experience.
  • This course will only accept a maximum of 12 people on a first come first served basis.

Course Outline

Day 1

  • What are vulnerabilities? 
  • Security in broadcast
  • “Hands-on”: vulnerability exercise
  • Vulnerabilities and what to do about them

Day 2

  • CVSS hands-on exercise
  • Case studies
  • ​​​​​​​Discuss your own challenges with peers and experts in a safe environment

Skills learnt

Business: Understand the cyber risks that production equipment constitute for in your media organization
Safety and Security: Learn about cybersecurity essentials. Learn how to assess and mitigate vulnerabilities of your production equipment and network. Play an active part in the cybersecurity of your media organization.


Trainees will have the opportunity to test various types of equipment using vulnerability scanners and tools.


Day 1: 13:00 to 17:30
Day 2: 09:00 to 13:00