About Tom Mellor (Vintage1951)
Tom Mellor (Vintage1951) is a Managing Consultant in IBM Global Technology Services’ Security and Privacy practice, though all opinions expressed in this blog are strictly his and do not reflect the views of IBM.. He is also the proprietor and principal consultant of Hampshire, UK-based enterprise security consultancy Identigrate UK.
Tom initially trained as a telecoms and electronics engineer, serving in submarines with the UK Royal Navy for 15 years.
He has spent more than 25 years working in IT, both in consultancy and, for 10 years, as Head of IT at a UK information services business.
Tom currently specialises in enterprise security management and governance programmes for IBM’s public and private sector clients, particularly focusing on Smart Grid and Smart Meters. Tom is a certified ISO 27001 Lead Implementer.
Tom previously spent nearly 10 years with a major vendor, contributing to the setting up of their security brand and its associated world-wide security practice. He held the posts of Principal Security Architect for EMEA and Senior Principal Consultant EMEA Security, acting as the technical lead on global Identity and Access Management deployments.
Tom is a contributing member of the Thinking String federated consultancy, led by Simon Perry. where he contributes articles on risk and programme management.