Belfast’s Vertical Structure: Cyber Security Firm, CHECK Certified

June 24, 2024
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  • Belfast based cyber security firm, Vertical Structure, achieves CHECK status, a prestigious accreditation shared by fewer than 50 organizations in the UK.
  • The achievement demonstrates Vertical Structure’s commitment to upskilling their team, pursuing accreditations, and meeting rigorous standards in penetration testing.

Belfast based cyber security firm Vertical Structure has recently achieved CHECK status, an accolade shared by fewer than 50 organizations across the UK. This challenging status requires meeting meticulous standards, holding specific NCSC approved qualifications, conducting penetration testing using NCSC approved methodologies, and providing reporting and recommendations under a recognized standard. CEO Simon Whittaker expressed pride in the team’s accomplishment, highlighting the commitment and talent that led to this recognition. Vertical Structure’s Head of Pen Testing, Michelle Simpson, emphasized the importance of staying at the forefront of pen testing methodologies in the face of growing cyber threats.

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