‘Orange Is the New Black’ Leak Shows: Hollywood Cybersecurity Lives and Dies With Third-Party Vendors

“Third-party vendors have been a problem for a long time and will continue to be in the future,” said PwC principal Mark Lobel during an interview with Variety Saturday. Lobel declined to specifically comment on this weekend’s Netflix leak, which appears to be based on a security breach at Larson Studios, an audio post-production company that has also been working on shows like “Fargo,” “Designated Survivor” and “NCIS Los Angeles.” But he argued that security for third-party vendors continues to be a weak link for Hollywood.

The big Hollywood studios in particular have put a lot of efforts into improving their security after the Sony hack, which saw hackers likely associated with North Korea breach the company’s networks and release over 170,000 emails as well as 30,000 internal documents — many of which later were published on Wikileaks.

“The studios have raised the bar significantly in the last two, three years,” agreed

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