former CISO, M&T Bank
Walp has more than 20 years of industry experience. Prior to joining KPMG, Walp was the CISO of M&T Bank, an $83 billion financial institution, where he was responsible for IT security, data protection and privacy strategies that focused on cybersecurity and intelligence gathering and external/internal network security systems. Walp managed the functions of access and identity management, IT compliance and risk management, and the PCI program. Walp has held a variety of positions in industry verticals including Electronic Data Systems (EDS) and Moog Inc. A veteran of the US Air Force, Walp served his country for 22 years and in 2004 was recalled to Kuwait as a part of an elite logistics cadre to aid in establishing the US Central Command's Deployment and Distribution Operations Center.