IPTV may not have enough subscribers yet to be taken seriously by some industry watchers, and that means it also may not have enough subscribers to be taken seriously by hackers and content pirates who would seek to exploit any of IPTV's vulnerabilities.
That's probably a good thing, since some IPTV carriers may not have developed thorough IPTV security plans yet. Conditional access, digital rights management, digital watermarks and encryption are some of the strategic pieces in play. This multi-layered approach to IPTV security, combined with the forethought telcos are able to give their IPTV security strategies--a luxury they haven't had with other services--has them poised to protect this important new service.
- Check out this story in Telephony