Meeting Minutes – August 23, 2016


SBE Chapter 56 Meeting Minutes for August 23, 2016

OETA Studios – Tulsa, Oklahoma


Following lunch which was provided by TM Television’s Regional Sales Manager Adam Oas, Chapter Chairman Don Dobbs called the meeting to order.

We had 14  members and guests attend this month’s meeting

Committee Reports

Secretary’s Report

The minutes of the last meeting were posted on the chapter website and were approved as posted.

Treasurer’s Report

The chapter checking account had a balance of $3882.76 with no deposits or debits from last month.

Frequency Coordination

Above 1 GHz – Nothing to report

Below 1 GHz – Nothing to report


Nothing to report


A reminder to that Form 1 of the report on the EAS Test scheduled for Sept. 28th should be complete by now and if anyone had any problems to contact Roger Herring for assistance.

There is a new ES Handbook but it appears to be incomplete so the best idea is to keep the old and the new handbooks together for the time being.


Thanked Adam Oas from TM Television once again for lunch.  Adam said a few words about TM Television and what they provide in the way of services for Broadcasters.  He also said that he had a camera with him today that we might be interested in.

Don Dobbs introduced Dr. Sujeet Shenoi from the University of Tulsa our guest presenter today who spoke about Cyber Security for Broadcast Facilities.

The broadcasting industry, like every Internet-connected segment of society, is vulnerable to the rapid proliferation of cyber threats. Today’s broadcast facilities are facing an environment of enhanced formats, evolving platforms, faster processor speeds, and OTT delivery that allows for video to be watched on pretty much any device.  TV and radio station broadcasters are almost continually battling breaches, hacks, malware infections and virus infestations of their computers, editing equipment, transmission facilities and other IP-based or connected assets.  Media can be produced and delivered by creative artists linked through powerful networks distributed across multiple specialist studio locations.  Sophisticated hackers are increasingly targeting the broadcast industry.  Broadcasters are used to carrying mission-critical data and information. Broadcasters must assess which parts of their infrastructure are critical to maintaining on-air operations so that they can deliver essential information to the public.

Dr. Shenoi is the F.P. Walter Professor of Computer Science at the University of Tulsa. An active researcher with specialties in cyber security and forensics, Dr. Shenoi is currently the principal investigator on projects supported by the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security, FBI, National Security Agency, National Science Foundation, and U.S. Secret Service.

He is the Chair of IFIP Working Group 11.10 on Critical Infrastructure Protection, Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Critical Infrastructure Protection, and Director of the Cyber Security Education Consortium, an NSF ATE Center that is building a high-tech workforce in the Southwestern United States. He is the Co-Chair of the FBI’s National Steering Committee for the Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory Program.

He is also the founder of the Tulsa Undergraduate Research Challenge, a nationally recognized program of scholarship and service. For his innovative strategies integrating academics, research and service, Dr. Shenoi was named the 1998-1999 U.S. Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation..

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