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EA’s Spencer Mott, New CDSA Chair, Pushes Content Protection Standard

CDSA is redoubling efforts to develop its Content Protection and Security Certification Program, with the trade group’s newly elected chairman, Spencer Mott of Electronic Arts, vowing to promote the program as media and entertainment distributors’ global content protection standard.

In an open letter to the trade association’s membership, Mott, who serves as EA’s Chief Information Security officer, says that the CDSA program has delivered “proven benefits” to the videogame publisher. On an industry-wide level, Mott says, the content protection program can reduce risk management costs while improving entertainment media’s “general security posture.”

One of the strong points of the program, Mott notes, is that it “was authored, and is being executed, by industry folk and not by consultants or theorists.

“The compliance and risk management landscape is convoluted; there is opportunity for efficiencies for everyone,” Mott continues. “Everyone I meet involved with CDSA is fired up about our new direction and focus on content protection. There is a growing realization that, as an industry, we need to collaborate more on securing the value chain.” CDSA