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DPP Helps Build Trust In Digital Services

The DPP has today launched a ground-breaking initiative to help build confidence and trust in connected tools and services. The DPP Supplier Security Checklist is the first dedicated assessment tool for the safe transfer and storage of digital content.

“When we ask our Members why the take up of connected services is happening so slowly in the media sector, anxiety about security always comes top of the list,” says DPP Managing Director Mark Harrison. “The DPP was eager to offer something practical that would help build and promote confidence, and we believe the Supplier Security Checklist will do just that.”

The simple-to-use Checklist enables suppliers to document any security certifications they hold, and to identify the range of policies and procedures they use to ensure the safety and integrity of digital content. The Checklist can be used as a joint-assessment tool to enable customer and supplier to identify the appropriate security measures to support any given project or service; or it can be used by suppliers as a self-assessment tool to share pro-actively with customers.

The Checklist is supported by the simultaneous publication of a detailed Supplier Security User Guide, providing background information and guidance to the measures listed in the Checklist. Both documents are the product of extensive input from a wide range of expert DPP Members.

The publication today of the Supplier Security Checklist and User Guide takes place in association with media management specialist and DPP Member Imagen.

“Despite the widespread acceptance of the benefits of software-as-a-service, there has been a pronounced lag-time in adoption,” says Imagen CEO Tom Blake“Anxiety over security has led to inertia: we couldn’t get used to trusting a cloud provider with our data in the way we trust a bank with our money. The work of the DPP will be invaluable in helping to allay these anxieties and reduce the barriers to adoption, allowing content creators and owners to gain confidence in the new era of secure access.”

The Supplier Security Checklist and User Guide are two key components in a body of new work from the DPP on the theme of trust and security.

On 27 July 2016 the DPP published 10 Things You Need To Know About Cyber Security. And at IBC2016 there will be an important announcement made by NABA (North American Broadcasters Association) and the DPP regarding broadcaster cyber security, as well as an exclusive DPP event on the theme of trust, with guest speakers Matthew Postgate (CTO, BBC) and Larry Kaplan (President & CEO, SDVI). Further publications relating to these two IBC events will be released during September 2016.