The DPP partners with Convergent for its ‘Committed to Security Programme’

London 1st November 2021. Convergent Risks and The DPP, the media industry’s business network, today announced the launch of a new partnership to enhance and grow the DPP Committed to Security Programme. The Programme allows production and broadcast suppliers to demonstrate their commitment to working towards, and adhering to, cyber security best practice.

The program will now be made available through Convergent’s Sanctum web portal, which provides an interactive user experience to access security best practices and complete the self-assessment questionnaire. Responses will be reviewed by Convergent, a global specialist security consultancy and DPP member. The programme is available to all suppliers, including technology vendors, service providers, facilities, and more.

Chris Johnson, CEO of Convergent commented: “We are delighted to be working with the DPP on this important industry initiative. The Sanctum portal will make the user experience process easier for the existing participants, while also providing businesses with additional security awareness, guidance and on specific best practices for cloud environments, SaaS applications and threat testing”.

“A huge range of companies have already taken part in the Committed to Security Programme, and it continues to grow”, says Rowan de Pomerai, DPP CTO. “It’s critical that every link in the media supply chain meets required standards of security best practice, and the Programme provides a way for buyers of technology, services and facilities, to gain assurance that suppliers are committed to keeping content secure.”

About the DPP

The DPP is the media industry’s business network. It is a not-for-profit association with an international membership that spans the whole media supply chain, covering global technology companies, production companies, digital agencies, suppliers, service providers, post production facilities, online platforms, broadcasters, distributors and not-for-profit organisations. The DPP harnesses the collective intelligence of its membership to generate insight, enable change and create market opportunities. For more information, or to enquire about membership visit

About Convergent

Convergent is a principal provider of risk assessment and security compliance services for the M&E sector, with offices in the US, UK and India and representation across EMEA, the Americas and Asia Pacific. Our global team of qualified assessors undertake site, cloud and SaaS application security assessments and testing efficiently, providing the required assurance to content owners and the supply chain. Additional services include web app and infrastructure threat assessment penetration testing; cloud configuration vulnerability scanning; pre-assessment and remediation consultancy; SanctumIR Incident Response; SOC2/ISO/NIST Readiness; privacy compliance; and policy development.

Contact: Mathew Gilliat-Smith, EVP Convergent Risks

Press Contact The DPP: Corinna Mason