SPEAKERS > John Naylor

Ross Video
Director, Product Security

John Naylor is an industry veteran and a ‘product guy’ who has been heavily involved in creating tools for digital content creators for over 30 years. Examples of the Academy and Emmy award-winning products he’s been personally involved with include:

  • AMS Logic Series, the world’s first all-digital audio mixers
  • Kodak’s Cinéon, which turned film into a digital medium
  • Grass Valley’s Profile servers and K-Frame Switchers
  • NewTek’s TriCaster
  • Ross Video’s softGear, software defined production microservices platform

As content is increasingly transported over IP networks, and more of the systems that process it are realized in software, the threat surface of broadcast operations has changed to put cybersecurity at the leading edge of production technologies. In response, Ross Video is making a significant investment to improve this aspect of its products both in terms of their features and the processes that create them.

As director of product security, Naylor is leading this initiative to make continuous improvements to Ross Video’s security maturity as it relates to Ross products, people, and processes.

A chartered engineer since 1992, Naylor also holds an M.B.A. from Henley Management College, the UK’s oldest business school, and has studied cybersecurity at the University of Texas, San Antonio which is ranked #1 in the subject by the USA’s Department of Homeland Security. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Practitioner (CISSP), the current chair of SMPTE’s study group into securing PTP, and serves on NABA’s cybersecurity technical subcommittee.

Featured in: Monday Cybersecurity Risk and Sports Production Workshop (12/2)