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The Significance of DPP’s ‘Committed to Security’ Program

It wasn’t long ago that cybersecurity was a concern relegated to IT departments; something the rest of us rarely thought about. Today, cybersecurity is top of mind for business leaders, and IT regularly educates the whole company on threats and security hygiene.

According to Gartner, worldwide information security spending reached $86.4 billion in 2017. However, it’s not just about spending on security. “As seen in the recent spate of global security incidents, doing the basics right has never been more important,” said Sid Deshpande, principal research analyst at Gartner.

For media companies, getting the basics right across their entire content supply chain seems like an impossible task. And it is, for any one company. The interconnected nature of media production and distribution means that security has to be a community effort.

That’s really what the DPP (Digital Production Partnership) is trying to form with their ‘Committed to Security’ Program, a community of companies like Signiant that have demonstrated best cybersecurity practices in production and broadcast environments.

Signiant was one of the first to receive DPP ‘Committed to Security’ mark

Launched in October 2017, the DPP’s Committed to Security Programme offers a common framework for addressing cybersecurity to help suppliers demonstrate their commitment to security best practice. Signiant was one of the first 20 companies to receive a DPP Committed to Security Mark.

“We’re delighted that Signiant has been awarded the DPP’s Committed to Security mark for both Broadcast and Production,” says DPP Managing Director, Mark Harrison.

“They are part of a rapidly growing community of companies who hold the DPP Security mark. It demonstrates Signiant’s clear commitment to cybersecurity best practice, and to playing their part in building a more secure media supply chain.”

Signiant has long been committed to building the most secure software and services possible, and we are honored to have received DPP’s Committed to Security mark as a clear demonstration of how seriously we take cybersecurity.