Content Protection and Security

As part of its Anti-Piracy and Compliance Programs (APCP,) the Content Delivery and Security Association developed comprehensive standards and procedures for Content Protection and Security accreditation for all Supply Chain Points: Content Creation, Manufacturing, Warehouse, Physical and Electronic Distribution, and Destruction.

These APCP standards and procedures are designed to enhance protection of assets and products by supply chain sites as value-added services for their content-owner customers. The standards and procedures include audited risk assessment and management of physical parameters, electronic systems and production facilities handling intellectual property.  An integral element of the APCP is the schedule of required internal audits and external surveillance audits conducted by independent ISO-trained auditors. Successful audits by the CDSA auditors lead to third-party APCP accreditation.

The Content Protection & Security Standards and Procedures were requested by content owners and organizations providing services within the content delivery supply chain.

The Content Protection & Security Program was developed with the input and guidance of Steve Armstrong, who has been working in the realm of Information Security since 1994.  During this time he has written various articles for professional journals, appeared as a subject expert on many Information Security panels and been invited by the BBC to provide comment on topical issues relating to information security, assurance and privacy. Steve has shared his expertise by lecturing for SANS Institute, on University MSc IT Security courses and through various public & private Information Security conferences.

Whilst working in IT Security for the UK Government (in System Accreditation, Penetration Testing and Military Systems Information Assurance) he understood how systems could be secured and compared against a common framework of standards.

Now working in the commercial sector, Steve saw how first hand how the commercial organizations lacked the ability to communicate their IT Security needs and requirements to contractors, partners and even differing parts of their own organization. Without common standards, security cannot be compared, checked or respected.

IT Security is a complex matter and one that many organizations do not understand, many do not even know where to start and thus what to secure first.  The Accredited Digital Security (standard) was developed to provide both the comparison and roadmap to allow organizations to develop their own security whilst being able to demonstrate the required compliance of their contractors and partnering organizations.”


Questions or Comments?

  • Peter Wallace, CDSA Worldwide Director – Anti-Piracy & Compliance Programs
    E-Mail: pwallace@CDSAonline.org
    One Heddon Street, Mayfair, London W1B 4BD, UK
    Tel: +44 (0) 7850 331033

Regional Offices

  • Peter Wallace, Director – CDSA Anti-Piracy & Compliance Programs – Europe/Middle East/Africa
    E-Mail: pwallace@CDSAonline.org
    One Heddon Street, Mayfair, London W1B 4BD, UK
    Tel: +44 (0) 7850 331033
  • James S. Wise, Director – CDSA Anti-Piracy Compliance Program – Asia
    E-Mail: @CDSAonline.org
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