THE ANGELS—Trusted Partner Network (TPN), a leading film and television content security initiative, has announced that it is expanding its program to better serve the media and entertainment industry as the industry moves to perform much of its your business in the cloud.
TPN is a division of the Motion Picture Association (MPA). Since its launch in 2018, TPN has worked to establish security benchmarks and a site safety assessment to prevent content leaks and hacking.
Over the next 12 months, TPN will roll out its enhanced program that includes updated security best practice guidelines for cloud workflows; a streamlined ratings onboarding process for all TPN raters; an enhanced “Gold Evaluation Program” for application, site and cloud workflows; and a new “Blue Self-Certification Program” to give vendors the ability to report alternative security certifications to support the urgent need for a centralized, sensitive and flexible content security solution.
“TPN is growing to keep pace with an industry where security threats are more insidious and sophisticated, and working in the cloud has become the new normal,” said Terri Davies, president of TPN. “Our expanded program will encompass all the ways work is done in our industry today, while increasing capacity, making it easier for service providers to ensure they meet safety benchmarks and for content owners make more informed independent vendor selections from a more accessible and centralized point of view. solution.”
As part of the expansion, TPN will begin a pilot program next month to test, evaluate and get feedback on its expanded guidelines. The pilot program will include participation from leading creative service providers as well as cloud security subject matter experts from the six member companies of the MPA, Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) and Convergent Risks.
In June, TPN plans to launch a streamlined qualification program for security assessors. The new criteria will cover application, site and cloud security. The assessor qualification process will continue to be globally uniform, objective and accessible. TPN understands the need to increase cloud security auditing expertise, and by changing the qualification method to be a TPN Assessor, expects to greatly expand global capacity to meet the growing need in the industry.
This fall, TPN will publish expanded best practice guidelines covering application, site, and cloud workflows.
The new guidelines will be used to develop TPN’s Gold Assessment Program, to be launched in the first quarter of 2023, which will enable suppliers to measure and report conformance to the most recognized industry standards.
TPN will also launch its Blue Self-Certification Program in the first quarter of 2023. The Blue Program will provide a flexible framework for vendors to self-certify and report compliance to various alternative security control suites. The self-certification data will be made available to TPN’s content-owning partners for use in conducting vendor-independent risk assessments. The program will serve as a single source of security information and is intended to reduce the need for audits from multiple vendors.
Davies emphasized that TPN will be proactive in responding to future changes in technology, workflow practices and security issues.
“At MPA, we are committed to the belief that our industry is stronger together than apart and drives us to protect the work our members create for audiences around the world,” he said. “We continue to build momentum on the great foundation the TPN program has in reducing the effort, time and costs associated with safety assessments in our industry, while ensuring the highest standards are maintained. We are also committed to supporting our studio members and providers with the tools and information they need to collaborate productively, securely, and in the trusted environment provided by TPN.”
Trusted Partner Network is owned and managed by the Motion Picture Association. More information is available at www.TTPN.org (opens in a new tab).