Matchstick Men Group ISO Certification

4th December 2018

On October 2nd 2018, the Matchstick Men Group attained ISO 27001 accreditation for the internationally recognized Information Security Management System (ISMS) standard. This is a landmark achievement, which puts us among the UK businesses that formĀ 10% of worldwide certifications and among the 21% of UK Businesses aware of it.

So what is ISO27001? This international standard gives guidance on best practices for Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) and is by far the most popular information security standard in the world, having grown 450% in the last ten years. There has been an increase in how many UK businesses in the last two years have had the standard on their radar or attained the full certification. This is likely as a result of recent data breaches such as TalkTalk, Facebook and now more recently Marriot. The GDPR also has a part to play in this as a number of companiesĀ  have used the ISO certification as a way of making sure they were compliant with GDPR.

Many thanks to all teams within the group who supported the move toward the certification and for the key figures who made it all possible.