Michelle Simpson

Vertical Structure

Head of Pen Testing

About Michelle Simpson

Michelle is accredited with a Master’s in security, is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and most recently became Cyber Scheme Team Leader.

Michelle heads up our pen testing service offering at Vertical Structure since joining in May 2023. She has more than 20 years’ experience in the IT Security industry having previously worked as a consultant for EY and NCC Group. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from working with a range of clients across a variety of sectors helping them to improve their security posture.

Heavily invested in the security community, Michelle has co-founded both the OWASP Belfast chapter and the BSides Belfast conference for which she currently sits on the board. She is also passionate about inspiring people into the field and works with the NI Cyber First Skills group, Cyber First and NI Cyber.