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.
Events, Information & Community
- CDSA’s Content Protection Summit (LA, NY, London) – The most important events of the year for M&E professionals involved in content protection, anti-piracy and risk management for film, video, television, games and music.
- CDSA’s Content Protection & Cybersecurity Summit (at NAB, Las Vegas) – This new, annual program provides case studies, best practices and expert discussions on network and online threats specific to broadcast, film and television.
- CDSA Meetings and Committees – In 2010 CDSA went under the management of the Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA, which provides management, meeting and event services for the association. CDSA co-locates its own executive, members-only sessions, on issues of prime importance at MESA’s popular industry gatherings. Click here to learn how to get involved with MESA.
Content Security Risk Management Programs
- Trusted Partner Network — The Trusted Partner Network (TPN) is a new, industry-wide content security initiative that helps prevent leaks, breaches and hacks of film & television content prior to their intended release and while they are being worked on by a growing, international ecosystem of third-party vendors. A joint venture between the MPAA and CDSA, the TPN provides vendors with a voluntary and cost-saving way to have the security preparedness of their facilities, staffs and workflows assessed to industry best practices and by accredited and experienced assessors and consultants. Through the TPN, it is expected that the film & television industry will elevate the security standards and responsiveness of the vendor community, while greatly expanding the number of facilities that can be assessed annually.
- Content Protection & Security (CPS) – Currently transitioning to the TPN. The standard upon which this program was developed provided risk assessment and management of physical parameters, electronic systems and environments at virtually all entertainment supply chain sites. The CPS will be maintained by CDSA throughout the “certification period” of its remaining audited facilities, which, upon expiration, will transition to the TPN.
- 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 Best Practices is to establish a set of effective security guidelines that can measure how a recording studio or individual involved in the recording studio process will secure and protect physical and digital media assets.