Are Your Publishing Operations Secure?

Strategies for protecting yourself, your employees and your authors


Tuesday, January 17, 2023
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)
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Category: Webinars

Security breaches are becoming more common, and when they happen, the damage both financially and to your reputation can be severe. From ransomware to system hacks, the vulnerabilities are numerous and growing. Yet the complexity of securing your organization can be daunting. In this session, two veteran industry thought leaders, Ken Brooks and David Marlin, will discuss several of your options for securing your business from cyber-attacks, and when and if security certification may make sense.

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David Marlin is President and Co-Founder of MetaComet® Systems, a leading provider of royalty management and revenue sharing solutions. Since establishing the business in 2000, David has led the creation of a suite of best-in-class systems that support royalty processes for more than 120 publishers.  David has also chaired both The Book Industry Study Group's Rights Committee and The Digital Sales Committee. Prior to founding MetaComet Systems, David spent 3 years as a technology consultant for publishers working with companies such as Random House, Penguin, HarperCollins, Holtzbrinck, Macmillan, Scholastic, Time Warner and many others. Before that he spent several years managing marketing initiatives for American Express in New York. David earned both his MBA and BA from Columbia University in New York.

Ken Brooks is president of Treadwell Media Group, a publishing and operations, technology and strategy consulting firm focused on the education and trade publishing sectors.  Prior to Treadwell he was the Chief Content Officer for the Academic and Professional Learning division of Wiley, where his responsibilities included development and production of higher education, reference, test prep and trade titles in print and digital formats.  Before Wiley he was the Chief Operating Officer of Macmillan Learning where he oversaw implementation of process, technology and organization changes related to product development, eCommerce, business systems and supply chain functions. Before Macmillan he has held senior positions at McGraw-Hill Education, Cengage Learning, Barnes & Noble, Simon & Schuster, and Random House.

Over the course of his career, Ken has founded digital services companies both in the US and abroad; a public domain publishing imprint; and a distribution-center based print-on-demand operation and has worked in trade, professional, higher education and K-12 publishing sectors. He holds bachelor and master’s degrees in Industrial Engineering and a master’s degree in Computer Science from Georgia Tech, where he also mentors graduate students in Educational Technology.


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