NABA and EBU Issue Cybersecurity Recommendations
Document aims to improve cybersecurity compliance requirements for broadcasters
The North American Broadcasters
Association and the European Broadcasting Union have developed a set of cybersecurity recommendations for the World Broadcasting Unions.
The document entitled “Cybersecurity Recommendations for Media
Vendors, Systems Software and Services” is intended to “create a dialog with
media vendors and broadcast organizations to achieve more consistent and
effective compliance with cyber security requirements.”
According to the WBU, the
recommendations are based on the original work by the EBU and NABA Member cyber
security groups and reflect the performance aspirations of both organizations
with respect to cyber security.
The broadcasting organization said it recommends
its union members, and media companies in general, apply these recommendations
when designing, procuring and implementing their systems, software and
“It is important that broadcasters
reinforce the need for cybersecurity with their vendors,” said WBU Technical
Committee Chairman Simon Fell. “By working together through the WBU we can
achieve a global reach and present common recommendations to industry
The WBU Cybersecurity Recommendations document, which can be
viewed here and will be circulated to the unions’ members,
is supported by NABA, the EBU, Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union, the Arab States
Broadcasting Union, the African Union of Broadcasting, the Caribbean
Broadcasting Union and the International Association of Broadcasting.
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