Managing Director Forensic Technology, KPMG
Walp is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and also is Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC). He has more than 20 years of Information Technology and Security experience. Prior to joining KPMG, Walp was the CISO of M&T Bank, an $83 billion financial institution headquartered in Buffalo, NY, where he was responsible for forming and executing the overall strategy for Information Security, Data Protection and Privacy, which included a large focus on cybersecurity and intelligence gathering as well as external and internal network security systems. In addition, he managed the functions of access and identity management, IT compliance and risk management, as well as the PCI program. Walp has held a variety of technology positions in different industry verticals including Electronic Data Systems (EDS) and Moog Inc. A veteran of the United State Air Force, Walp served his country for 22 years which included both active and reserve service. In 2004, he was recalled to active duty and deployed to the State of Kuwait in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. He was selected as part of an elite logistics cadre to aid in establishing the U.S. Central Command's Deployment and Distribution Operations Center.