People

Tom Strickland

Principal

Tom Strickland

“Relationships start with trust. Being there for clients when they need you and providing sound control advice is one of the best ways to accomplish this.”

Tom is a Principal in the IT Risk Assurance & Advisory practice at DGC, a division of PKF O’Connor Davies. He has over 15 years of experience in internal and external audit, with over four in a managerial capacity with a concentration in Information Security. Tom’s primary focus is on system and organizational control attestation engagements.

As a seasoned risk and control expert, Tom has performed assurance and audit services end-to-end beyond just technology including business operations, compliance, and legal engagements. Tom has had a diverse client base throughout his career which includes emerging start-ups as well as larger investment firms and financial institutions that operate on a global scale. His clients’ industries include technology, software, financial services, healthcare, insurance and higher education. Tom also has experience and is well versed in international standards ISO/IEC 27001/27002 for Information Security.

As a Certified Information Systems Auditor and Certified Information Systems Security Professional, Tom recognizes the challenges and pressures faced by clients trying to assess and implement controls to secure their technology environments and data. His experience and knowledge in cybersecurity and the technology space have helped clients overcome obstacles by adding value through viable recommendations and identifying opportunities for efficiency.

Professional Affiliations & Civic Involvement

  • Information Systems Audit and Control Association
    • Member
  • International Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC2)
    • Member

Accreditations

  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner

Education

  • Bentley University, Bachelor of Science degree in Finance including a minor in Behavioral Science