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Over 20 companies now Committed To Security

The DPP is pleased to announce that more than 20 companies have now been awarded its Committed To Security mark – the DPP initiative designed to help suppliers demonstrate their commitment to security best practice. In addition, the DPP has announced its intention to hold a Committed To Security Summit later in the year.

Broadcasters and content creators are increasingly concerned about the safety and security of their digital assets. With this in mind, the DPP launched the Committed To Security Programme in October 2017, offering a common framework for companies supplying products and services to the broadcast and production industries, to show how they are addressing security issues. The DPP Committed To Security Programme is supported by DPP Member company, Eurofins Digital Testing.

“The rapid uptake of companies applying for the Committed To Security mark confirms the need identified by the DPP for a security accreditation that works across the whole supply chain,” says DPP Managing Director, Mark Harrison. “Our first batch of compliant companies is extraordinarily diverse in size and activities. What they have in common is that they are all committed to security best practice.”

The 22 companies awarded the Committed To Security mark are:

  • Adstream
  • Arqiva
  • Base Media Cloud
  • Deluxe Entertainment
  • dock10
  • Dropbox
  • The Farm Group
  • Imagen
  • Limecraft
  • Marshall Info Tech
  • Microsoft
  • Perform Group
  • Piksel
  • Prime Focus Technologies
  • Qvest Media
  • Setkeeper
  • Sohonet
  • Signiant
  • Sundog Media Toolkit
  • Telestream
  • TVT
  • WCP Media Services

Paul Clennell, Chief Technology Officer at dock10, comments, “dock10 was delighted to be among the first companies to take part in the DPP’s Committed To Security Programme and to secure the marks across both the broadcast and production environments – requiring two different sets of criteria to be met. We work for national and international broadcasters and content producers who are under increasing threat of cyber attack. We have always pursued the highest level of security integrity, but the DPP’s initiative distilled the really key criteria for cybersecurity into meaningful checklists. The DPP’s efforts in formalising customer expectations, and highlighting what broadcasters, producers, media companies and their suppliers should be looking for, encourages a culture of continual improvement regarding all aspects of cybersecurity.”

The Committed To Security mark is awarded free to qualifying DPP Members, but non-members can also apply at a license fee of £1,500 for each of the checklists – Production and Broadcast – payable annually on renewal. More details about the programme, and how to apply, are available here.

To continue raising awareness of security best practice, the DPP will hold an exclusive summit later in 2018. The event, held over a day and a half, is designed for IT professionals, CTOs, COOs, heads of department and anyone with responsibility for security. The aim is to create a highly practical programme in which people with direct interest and experience in security matters will be able to share and build best practice together. More details about this event will follow shortly.