MZD Awarded SOC 2 Compliance

by | Jan 8, 2020

See our recent press release highlighting the announcement that MZD has successfully completed our 2019 SOC 2 Type 1 examination. SOC 2 compliance is a component of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) Service Organization Control reporting platform and is intended to ensure the protection of customer information and restrict any unauthorized access to MZD systems.

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January 7, 2020 – North Liberty, IA – MZD, a provider of performance assessment software, today announced successful completion of their 2019 SOC 2 Type 1 examination. This achievement reflects their long-standing commitment to data security, while giving them a competitive edge in their industry.

“Being compliant is a must-have when serving educational institutions,” noted Zac Henrich, CEO of MZD.

“Our goal is to continue growing MZD at a rapid pace, and the SOC 2 provides an essential foundation to help us better serve districts, states, and other education organizations.”

This commitment is shared by leaders across the entire company.

“As an education technology company, information security and compliance has always been a top priority for MZD,” explained Miles Loring, CTO and Co-Founder of MZD. “SOC 2 compliance demonstrates our ongoing commitment to ensuring the security of our clients’ data and provides greater transparency.”

MZD’s efforts allow them to demonstrate a substantially higher level of assurance and operational visibility than companies that have not undergone a SOC 2 examination.

MZD was examined against the AICPA Trust Services Criteria for Security, Availability, and Confidentiality. The engagement confirmed that the company’s controls were designed and placed into operation to protect information and systems against unauthorized access or disclosure of information; that the company’s information and systems were available for operation to meet their objectives; and that information designated as confidential was adequately protected.

The engagement “is evidence of our ongoing commitment to protect our clients’ data so they can focus on the most important work: education,” Loring continued.

MZD’s examination efforts were completed by the professional and independent third-party audit firm, 360 Advanced, Inc. 

About MZD

MZD was founded in 2015 by a group of individuals who collectively have over 75 years of experience in the online assessment and performance scoring industry. MZD is focused on a single mission: delivering solutions that make performance assessments a reality for organizations of all sizes.

The first product, OSCAR, was launched in 2015, and is currently in use with leading districts and test assessment organizations throughout the country. In 2018, OSCAR won the Audience Success Award at the 2018 ATP Conference’s Innovation Lab. Since then, MZD has expanded its product suite with ADAM™, an assessment authoring, delivery, and management platform, and OSCAR Classroom™, a teacher-based performance assessment management platform.

For more information on MZD, contact Zac Henrich, CEO and Co-Founder at zac.henrich@mzdevinc.com.

About 360 Advanced

360 Advanced is “Making Better Businesses” through their national Cybersecurity and Compliance offerings. Services provided include SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 3, SOC for Cybersecurity, CSA STAR, HIPAA/HITECH, ISO 27001, PCI-DSS, HITRUST CSF, Microsoft SSPA Attestation, Penetration Testing, GDPR, CCPA and more. In certain states, 360 Advanced may operate under the name of Hiestand, Brand, Loughran, P.A. to meet AICPA requirements. To learn more about 360 Advanced at www.360advanced.com.

For more information on compliance solutions, contact Jim Brennan at jbrennan@360advanced.com.

Media Contact: fkubicki@360advanced.com

 

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