Our Mission

Our Mission

The Content Delivery and Security Association (CDSA) is the worldwide forum advocating the innovative and responsible delivery and storage of entertainment, software, and information content.

Content Security Risk Management Through CDSA Certification

A cornerstone of the CDSA value proposition to the entertainment industry are its market proven content protection standards.  These include:

Anti-Piracy & Compliance Programs (APCP)

More than 100 media creation, manufacturing, and distribution facilities worldwide participate in CDSA’s Anti-Piracy & Compliance Programs, which are supported and endorsed by the intellectual property community, its supply chain partners and government enforcement agencies. Program standards are designed to provide content supply chain security at each site through comprehensive security risk management assessments and ongoing audits by experienced and independent ISO-accredited auditors.

  • Content Protection & Security (CPS) – Developed for risk assessment and management of physical parameters, electronic systems and environments at virtually all supply chain sites; a 6-month process that results in CDSA CPS accreditation.
  • Copyright & Licensing Verification (CLV) – Developed at the request of content owners and media manufacturers to standardize and verify processes used to prevent piracy through unauthorized manufacturing and distribution.
  • Music Recording Studio Security (MRSS) – Developed by operational and technical specialists within the recording industry, the objective of the MRSS Assessment is to establish a set of effective security controls that can measure how a recording studio or individual involved in the recording studio process will secure and protect physical and digital media assets.
  • Content Security Risk Assessment (CSRA) — Independent spot audit of service provider risk and security precautions; designed for a rapid-response evaluation of vendor readiness; results are only shared with site and their authorizing parties and does not result in CPS accreditation.

To learn more and take advantage of CDSA’s standard and certificate programs, visit: www.CDSAonline.org/apcp-standards

Events, Information & Ideas

CDSA’s Content Protection Summit – The most important event of the year for M&E professionals involved in content protection, anti-piracy and risk management for film, video, television, games and music. Click here for the latest Summit held in Los Angeles.

CDSA Membership Meetings – In 2010 CDSA went under the management of the Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA). Join your executive colleagues from across industry sectors in focused discussions on major challenges facing our industry. CDSA joins the overall general sessions and workshops at all MESA events/meetings worldwide, and also co-locates its own executive members-only sessions on issues of prime importance at these popular industry gatherings.  Click here to learn more.

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