Vertical Structure expands Security Consulting service due to continued growth

Written by: Gillian Colan-O'Leary on Apr 13, 2021

Tom Shields Vertical Structure ISO

Vertical Structure welcomes Tom Shields to the team, as Cyber & Information Security Consultant


To facilitate the continued success and growth in our Security Consultancy service we recently welcomed Tom Shields to the Vertical Structure team.

Tom will be providing guidance and support on Cyber Essentials and ISO27001:2013 certifications, performing information risk management and risk assessments, and delivering training on areas such as social engineering awareness for Vertical Structure clients across a wide variety of sectors including finance, insurance, manufacturing 4.0, software development, and voluntary and charitable organisations.

Tom (who is an ISO27001 Certified ISMS Lead Implementer) has gained a wealth of experience and knowledge over the last 10 years, having worked for with global retailers, banking and IT service providers, and web hosting companies.

Having Tom join the team builds on the existing expertise we have in security consulting. In addition to Tom’s experience of working with global organisations, he also brings a pragmatic and personable approach, which is what the Vertical Structure team prides itself on.

Simon Whittaker, CEO and Co founder, Vertical Structure

Tom is joining a portfolio of experts who have many years’ experience in cyber security and information risk.

Tom is a Dad to two, and in his spare time, an avid DIY’er and huge Ulster Rugby Fan.

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