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

Toronto, ON – February 5, 2018 – For several months, the North American Broadcasters
Association (NABA) 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. For more
information and to view the document, please visit:
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, the 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 NABA, the EBU
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.