NEWS published on 07 Feb 2018 • Department / Unit Technology & Innovation

EBU and North American Broadcasters Association Release Joint World Broadcasting Unions’ Cyber Security Recommendations

Simon Fell, EBU Director of Technology & Innovation & WBU Technical Committee Chairman; John Lee, NABA Technical Committee Chairman, WBU TC Vice Chair

For several months, the North American Broadcasters Association and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) have jointly worked to develop the World Broadcasting Unions’ (WBU) Cyber Security Recommendations for Media Vendors, Systems Software and Services, a set of cyber security recommendations intended to create a dialogue with media vendors and broadcast organizations to achieve more consistent and effective compliance with cyber security requirements. 

Based on the original work by the EBU and NABA Member cyber security groups, these recommendations reflect the performance aspirations of both organizations with respect to cyber security. The WBU recommends that its union members, and media companies in general, apply these cyber security recommendations when designing, procuring and implementing their systems, software and services.

Commenting on the document, EBU Director of Technology & Innovation and WBU Technical Committee Chairman Simon Fell states that “it is important that broadcasters reinforce the need for cyber security with their vendors. By working together through the WBU we can achieve a global reach and present common recommendations to industry partners.”

The WBU Cyber Security Recommendations document is supported by the EBU, NABA, and sister unions including the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU), the Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU), the African Union of Broadcasting (AUB), the Caribbean Broadcasting Union (CBU), and the International Association of Broadcasting (IAB/AIR). The document will be circulated to the unions’ members, as well as posted online on their corresponding websites.

For more information and to view the document, please visit: http://bit.ly/2GDf0OU

About the World Broadcasting Unions (WBU)

The World Broadcasting Unions (WBU) is the coordinating body for broadcasting unions who represent broadcaster networks across the globe. It was established in 1992 as a coordinating body at the international broadcasting level. Since then, the WBU has provided global solutions on key issues for its member unions. The North American Broadcasters Association (NABA) acts as secretariat for the WBU.

The broadcasting unions who belong to the WBU are the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU), the Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU), the African Union of Broadcasting (AUB), the Caribbean Broadcasting Union (CBU), the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the International Association of Broadcasting (IAB/AIR) and the North American Broadcasters Association (NABA).

 

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