MAZEonline is an online platform that provides schools with access to reports and data that underpins school improvement and self evaluation. They have now provided services and support to over 10,000 professionals working within education and cemented our place as a trusted provider of training, support and systems.
Brief intro about your company
We are a relatively new company with a real focus on improving outcomes for children, young people, schools and teachers. In our first full year of trading we were successful in obtaining privileged early access to to data from the Department for Education as part of the RAISEonline replacement service. This enables us to supports schools and their pupils via a range of reports, analysis, systems and services.
What services did DigitalXRaid provide?
We commissioned DigitalXRAID to conduct our Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation in March 2017 and were that pleased with the work they undertook that we have since used them to provide a gap analysis for our ISO27001 audit, conduct a IT Health Check and code review on the security code that underpins our systems and undertake our Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation again in 2018
What did you find out?
In the main we were doing all the right things but as a company in the modern world you cannot underestimate how important it is to get an independent assessment of your work. The gap analysis was extremely important to our organisation and equally important is the additional reassurance that our clients (both current and future) now have.
Were you surprised by anything?
I think we were surprised by how much difference having external reassurance and certifications can make to customers. The world has changed and getting on the front foot, with the help of Digital X-Raid has helped Maze Education to get on the front foot in terms of Cyber Security and data protection.
How was the service we provided?
There was combination of on site, off site, telephone, email. All of which were at our request. We are very happy with the service DigitalXRAID provided and continue providing.
Would you use us again?
Absolutely, at our next board meeting we have an agenda item to discuss the budget we require to commission services for next year. Cannot fault the service we have received.