LADB First Post-Production Service Certified Under ISO 22301

Los Angeles Duplication & Broadcasting (LADB) announced May 24 that it’s been certified under the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard 22301, making it the first post-production company to be certified with the business continuity management standard, as well ISO’s voluntary Private Sector Preparedness Program (PS-Prep).

The certification compliments LADB’s existing certifications from ISO (9001 and 27001) and certifications from the Content Delivery & Security Association (CDSA), according to company CEO Robert Seidenglanz, with the implementation of the ISO certifications assisting in the operations and management of LADB’s core business of providing secure, tracked post-production services.

“LADB is under audit almost every three months and like a Factory Formula One race team almost constantly being finely tuned. LADB is a unique and a terrific best practice operating environment.” said Robert Seidenglanz, LADB’s CEO.

ISO 22301 provides a framework to plan, implement, operate, monitor, review, and continually improve a business continuity management system, and falls under the Societal Security category of ISO standards. It was created to be a business-led contingency disaster recovery standard, with the goal of mitigating the effects of disruptive incidents, from large scale natural disasters to technology-related incidents. Meanwhile, PS-Prep is a partnership between the Department of Homeland Security and the private sector that has private businesses demonstrating their capabilities to plan for, respond to, and recover from disasters.

“With our decades in business plus our new certification ‘ISO 22301’ is LADB’s proof that we are serious about our clients’ content protection (ISO 27001) quality (ISO 9001) and continuity assurance (ISO 22301),” said Eric Collins, president of LADB. “We’re proud to be the first post production company to secure certification under the new ISO standard.”

Tom Carlson, LADB’s ISO manager, said that while existing ISO certifications provided independent validation that LADB follows industry and international standards “through monitoring, measuring, and continual improvement,” the addition of ISO22301 certification brings more to the table.

“ISO27001 and CDSA certifications address content security, through implementation of a suite of technical and procedural content protection controls. ISO9001 certification addresses quality of service delivery through implementation of production controls that ensure consistency in service delivery,” he said. “Although both ISO27001 and CDSA address business continuity, their focus is on the continuity and recoverability of content security controls. ISO9001 addresses business continuity through vendor management and alternate suppliers.

“ISO22301 complements these other standards by bringing a whole new level of detail, now focused exclusively on proactive business continuity planning and reactive disaster recovery procedures on an enterprise wide scope. Risks that are addressed range from routine maintenance to complete recovery from catastrophic events,” he said.

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