SBE Chapter 56 Meeting Minutes of October 27th, 2021

Virtual Online meeting via Zoom

Program:  Protecting Your Station from a Cyber Security Attack

Wayne Pecena presenting; Cybersecurity is not an option as exploit attempts continue to target broadcast facilities. The broadcast engineer must have the foundation knowledge and skills necessary to maintain a secure network. This session will provide an understanding of practical implementable cybersecurity precautions based upon the NIST Framework for the broadcast station. Specific topics will include an overall understanding of cybersecurity principals and a step-by-step infrastructure implementation guide for the broadcast facility whether large or small.

Wayne M. Pecena is the Associate Director of Educational Broadcast Services at Texas A&M University. Wayne has over 48 years of broadcast and IP network engineering experience and holds BS and MS degrees from Texas A&M University.  Wayne is a Fellow of the Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE) and holds the Certified Professional Broadcast Engineer (CPBE) and Certified Broadcast Network Engineer (CBNE) certifications from the SBE. He currently serves in his second term as the national President of the SBE. He was named the 2012 SBE Educator of the Year, the 2014 Radio World Engineer of the year, and named an IEEE-BTS Distinguished Lecturer in 2018.

He is a frequent industry speaker on IP Networking and cybersecurity topics for the broadcast and media technology professional.