LOS ANGELES – The Trusted Partner Network (TPN), the world’s leading film and television content security initiative and division of the Motion Picture Association (MPA), is expanding its program to better serve the media and entertainment industry as it continues to grow globally and in complexity, and now conducts much of its business in the cloud. Next month, TPN will begin a pilot program to test, evaluate and elicit feedback to its expanded guidelines. The pilot program will include the participation of leading creative service providers, as well as cloud security subject matter experts from the MPA’s six member companies, the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) and Convergent Risks.
TPN’s expansion will be rolled out in phases and will introduce a more flexible and comprehensive program to better suit service providers’ and content owners’ priorities and needs. Over the next 12 months, TPN will roll out its enhanced program including updated security best practice guidelines for cloud workflows; a simplified qualification onboarding process for all TPN assessors; an enhanced “Gold Assessment Program” for application, site and cloud workflows; and a new “Blue Self-Attestation Program” to provide vendors with the ability to report alternate security certifications to support the urgent need for a centralized, confidential and flexible content security solution.
Content owners and service providers will benefit from TPN’s expanded service, which will leverage the cloud, simplifying global onboarding for assessors, and create a consolidated and trusted solution from which content owners can accelerate individual decision making.
“TPN is growing to keep pace with an industry where security threats are more insidious and sophisticated, and work in the cloud has become the new norm,” said TPN President Terri Davies. “Our expanded program will embrace all the ways work gets done in our industry today while growing capacity, making it easier for service providers to ensure they are meeting security benchmarks and for content owners to make more informed independent vendor selections from a more accessible and centralized solution.” The TPN made the announcement on April 5th 2022 on the MPA website.
“Convergent are proud to be contributing to the TPN pilot initiative which mirrors the cloud and application security assessment program we have been operating since 2020 where a number of prominent supply chain vendors have undertaken this type of assessment to enhance their security posture for benefit of their content owner customers,” commented Chris Johnson, CEO, Convergent Risks.
About Convergent Risks
Convergent Risks is a principal provider of risk assessment, assurance, and compliance services with offices in the US, UK and India and representation across EMEA, the Americas and Asia Pacific. Our global team of qualified and experienced professionals undertake facility, cloud, and application-based security assessments and complimentary security consulting services based on a competitive pricing model. Services include cloud and application security consulting, web app and infrastructure penetration testing; cloud configuration vulnerability scanning; Incident Response; Remote Working; preparation and remediation consultancy; the Sanctum Hub management portal; SOC2/ISO/NIST readiness; privacy compliance; and policy development. visit us at www.convergentrisks.com.
About The Trusted Partner Network
The Trusted Partner Network (TPN) is the leading, global, industry-wide film and television content security initiative. Designed to assist companies in preventing leaks, breaches, and hacks of movies and television shows prior to their intended release, TPN seeks to raise security awareness, preparedness and capabilities within the industry. TPN provides industry vendors with a voluntary, cost-effective way to ensure that the security of their facilities, staffs, and workflows meet the MPA’s best practices and it accredits experienced auditors to conduct assessments globally. Through TPN, the film and television industry elevates the security standards and responsiveness of the vendor community, while greatly expanding the number of facilities that are assessed annually. The Trusted Partner Network is owned and managed by the Motion Picture Association. Learn more at www.TTPN.org.
About The Motion Picture Association
The Motion Picture Association serves as the voice and advocate of the American motion picture, home video and television industries from its offices in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. Its members are Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures; Netflix Studios LLC; Paramount Pictures Corporation; Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.; Universal City Studios LLC; and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. www.motionpictures.org