MSS Global Company Presentation

 What we are 

We operate
uniquely as a
Certification Body

The only CB in the world to provide support to the land, maritime and supply chain security sectors an and anti-human trafficking assurance, including extensive experience in the emergent market and high risk countries. Recognized by the ISOA,  ICoCA and UK SCEG, and internationally accredited by UKAS.

underpins service

3 key tenets drive our approach: the competence of our people, client confidentiality and management, and impartiality of the assessment - which leads to confidence in our audits.

Providing turn-key ISO and CMMC certification solutions for those managing the security of their operations

We offer e-Gap Analysis support (pre-assessment) and education for both our ISO security standards, and CMMC to provide companies with affordable, accessible preparation and support.

For ISO 18788, Our SureStart approach (free to contracted clients), and our Recognized Progression education modules enhance your learning experience. SureStart includes our e-Gap Analysis tool, introductory education videos to key themes, and downloadable examples to help you on your way to implementing internationally recognized best practice for the management of security services.

established to
certify a broad
range of common
and specialist 

These include specialist standards

US Department of Defense - Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification – CMMC (pending license approval)

Land security - ISO 18788 and ANSI/ASIS PSC-1

Supply chain security - ISO 28000

Maritime armed security - ISO 28007 (with ISO 28000)

Ethical assurance

Anti trafficking - Vertie model

Common standards

Quality - ISO 9001

Environment - ISO 14001

Health & safety - ISO 45001

Delivery through partnering

Information security - ISO 27001 (with ISONIKE - infosec specialists)

Our ‘Global’ name
reflects our
operational reach as a group

In support of our clients, we operate in every continent of the world except Antarctica.  We have delivered audits in over 57 countries worldwide, our team speak 7 languages, and we support companies ranging from the world's largest privately owned security company, to a multi-billion dollar international IT products company, to a small company of 2 people just past the start-up phase.  Our specialty is being able to operate across international supply chains and in some of the most complex, high risk areas of the world.

 What we are not 

We do not
provide security

Our focus is on providing credible assurance to the clients of those we audit and certify; we independently verify the ability of our clients to follow recognized best practices.  We provide the clients of our client with reputational assurance and operational confidence.

We do not 
provide consultancy

We must safeguard the impartiality of the audit and certification process to ensure it retains integrity. We do not provide individual client specific advice, solutions or consultancy.

 Growth and influence 

Operating since 2011

MSS Global Ltd was established as a boutique, high end Certification Body in 2011.  It was set up by former UK Royal Marines with a background in the global security arena seeking to exploit experience to address an emerging demand for assuring the quality of private security companies (PSCs) in high risk environments.

During 2012/13 MSS Global worked with numerous governmental and non-governmental organizations, including the U.S. DoD, in the development and pilot roll-out certification audits of the ANSI/ASIS PSC-1 Standard (development was DoD funded), and was one of only two Certification Bodies to achieve accreditation out of the Certification Bodies participating in the pilot.  MSS Global has also provided significant contributions to the writing and roll out of the ISO 28007 and ISO 18788 standards. 

In 2016, MSS Global established firm US-based operations through a strategic integration. 

In 2018, MSS Global developed (in-house) the Anti-Trafficking Management Scheme (ATMS), an audit scheme designed for companies to identify and prevent Human Trafficking and Modern-Day Slavery practices in their supply chain.

Most of our clients are non-UK/US based, ranging from very small companies to multinationals, their clients, and those with complex supply chains.

After starting in the UK, we have expanded and now have a truly global client base, including USA, UK, France, Nigeria, Kenya,
Somalia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Guatemala and Australia, indeed over 57 countries and counting.....


Our clients include both the world’s largest publicly and privately owned PSCs (G4S and GardaWorld Security Services), and CDW LLC.  Yet we have the agility to also support very small companies just working through the start-up phase who are keen to establish credible corporate governance structures from the outset.  In the end - our approach is to understand YOUR company - each is different, and so we pride ourselves on adding value through understanding and engagement.

We take a twin
track market approach through broader understanding influence,
and individual client

As security assurance and thought leaders, we have helped support and shape market understanding, and increased demand for ‘best practice’ standards for the management of security.

In support we have been invited to contribute as members of UK and US government sponsored committees.  We are regularly invited to contribute at conferences.


MSS Global are the only internationally recognized Certification Body who are members of the US International Stability Operations Association (ISOA), the
International Code of Conduct Association for Private Security Service Providers (ICoCA), and the UK Security in Complex Environments Group (SCEG).

Every client is different.  We offer a bespoke, personal client management service that engenders mutual benefit and loyalty.

 Client views 

Don't just take our word for it, listen to some of our clients.....

"The whole accreditation was made easy by clear goals and timelines to meet.... Once again MSS Global have surpassed my expectations. Their understanding of the industry and the use of experienced auditors makes accreditation a refreshing experience."

Managing Director of a small security company

"All MSSG staff came across as knowledgeable and experienced on the standards they were auditing. During interview and investigations they largely put personnel at ease and were able to re-phrase questions when required in order to ensure that they were understood....the process of accreditation by MSSG has delivered real business benefits for also helps us develop a corporate communications strategy, both internal and external, that not just complies with international standards but also delivers real business benefits."

Managing Director of a large multinational security company

"MSS Global has conducted the audit in a very professional manner with a good understanding of the ISO standards and practical application approach of same. It was indeed a value addition audit with a good learning experience for us."

Managing Director of a medium size, non UK or US maritime and land security company

"The gap analysis ran by MSS Global really helped galvanize our team and point us in the right direction as we prepared for the certification audit."

Client lead in a small US private security company

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