TPN Assessment Process

A Trusted Partner Network (TPN) Assessment is a cybersecurity audit where your facility, data centre, cloud integrations and workflows are benchmarked against the MPA Content Security Best Practices Common Guidelines. Please follow the steps below to complete the assessment process.

Step 1

Understand the TPN Assessment Process

Please familiarise yourself with the TPN Assessment Process.

Step 2

Request TPN Vendor Assessment or TPN Vendor Re-Assessment

IMPORTANT: In order to get assessed or re-assessed, you MUST complete the TPN's Vendor Assessment Request Form.

Step 3

Get a Quote For Your Assessment

Please complete our brief Pre-Assessment Questionnaire. Once that's done we will send you a quote to assess your facility.

Step 4

Complete TPN Assessment Initial and Extended Questionnaires

Once your TPN Vendor Assessment Request has been fulfilled, you will need to complete the initial and extended questionnaires via the TPN Vendor Portal.

Step 5

Choose Your TPN Accredited Assessor

Once you have completed the questionnaires you can choose the TPN Assessor via the TPN Vendor Portal. Please choose either James Bourne or Eugene Purugganan.

Step 6

Review & Sign the Vendor Assessment Agreement

Once you have completed the questionnaires and chosen your assessor, your assessor will send you a completed Vendor Assessment Agreement to review and sign.

Step 7

Send Quote and Agreement to TPN

Once you have approved our quote and signed the Vendor Assessment Agreement your assessor will send both documents to the TPN for processing.

Step 8

Receive Executed Agreement and Invoice from the TPN

You will receive a copy of the fully executed Vendor Assessment Agreement and an invoice directly from the TPN. This can take around 2-5 business days.

Step 9

Pay the TPN for the Assessment

Once you have received the invoice, you will need to pay the TPN for the assessment. You do not pay Groundwire. Once payment is received by the TPN, your assessment will be ungated and released to your Assessor.

Step 10

Schedule the Assessment

Your Assessor will schedule a kickoff meeting and the onsite assesment date or remote assessment interviews assessment date(s). Your Assessor will also submit a materials request to you.

Step 11

Materials Request Preparation and Assessment

Prepare your assessment materials as directed by your Assessor. Your Assessor will then visit your facility to complete and onsite assessment or complete the remote assessment interviews.

Step 12

Draft Report Submission to the TPN

Once your Assessor has completed the onsite or remote assessment, they will write a draft assessment report. Your Assessor will submit the draft assessment report to the TPN. This can take upto 15 business days.

Step 13

Draft Report Release and Review

The draft report will be released to you for review via the TPN Vendor Portal. You will work with your Assessor to ensure the report is accurate and correct any inaccuracies or invalid remediation items as necessary.

Step 14

Final Report Submission

Once you approve the draft report, your Assessor will submit the report to the TPN for final quality assurance.

Step 15

Final Quality Assurance and Publishing

The TPN's Audit Team in California will then review, quality assure and publish your report. The quality assurance process can take up to 10 business days.

Step 16

Assessment Process Completion

Once the report is published, you will receive your assessment certificate, feedback questionnaire and TPN logos. The assessment process is now complete. Your report will be made available to all MPA, CDSA and ACE member studio content owners. (e.g Disney, Warner Brothers, Sony, Netflix, paramount, Bad Robot, Amazon Studios, Apple etc.)

Step 17

Remediation Items

You will then get to work resolving remediation items. Submit remediation items evidence for review by the TPN Audit Team via the TPN Vendor Portal. Once you have completed / closed off all remediation items you will be required to complete the quarterly check-in.

Step 18


Your assessment is valid for one year. You will then need to be re-assessed. To commence the re-assessment process, go to step 1 above!

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