The DPP and the North American Broadcasters Association (NABA) have published a joint document to help manufacturers and suppliers develop products that adhere to modern cyber-security standards.

The ‘Broadcaster Cyber Security Requirements for Suppliers’ paper provides recommendations that the DPP says will be adopted by major UK broadcasters.

The requirements were developed by the NABA Cyber Security group and supplemented by the DPP’s Cyber Security work stream, which includes representatives from the BBC, BT Sport, Channel 4, Ericsson, Channel 5, Sky and UKTV.

The DPP has also compiled an assessment tool for the safe transfer and storage of digital content.

The DPP Supplier Security Checklist aims to help suppliers 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 DPP said.

“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,” said 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.”