Damian Walton

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Damian Walton

Director of Professional Services, IntaForensics

Damian is the newly-appointed Director of Professional Services at IntaForensics Ltd with responsibility for creating and developing a Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) and PCI Forensic Investigator (PFI) provision, penetration testing and client advisory services.

Damian joined IntaForensics from Visa Europe where he led the Data Compromise Management Team.  He had responsibility for the overall management of data compromise incidents involving Visa payment card data, identification of emerging threats and the provision of quality intelligence.  Damian worked closely with a number of Visa Europe and Visa Inc. teams, issuing and acquiring members and the PFI/QSA community to assist and support investigations into data breach attacks.  He was responsible for creating and implementing strategies to ensure compliance with PCI DSS requirements and, where necessary, applying appropriate sanctions for breaches of Visa Europe’s Operating Regulations.

Damian has over three decades of Law Enforcement experience, predominantly in investigative and supervisory roles.  As head of Northamptonshire Police Hi-Tech Crime Unit he was a practitioner of forensic examinations, network investigations and covert internet investigations.  He completed his Police career on secondment at the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) in London as head of the Specialist Operational Support Team, responsible for covert online and offline operations worldwide.  During this secondment, Damian worked on a number of high-profile investigations in all corners of the globe, receiving a number of commendations and plaudits from government officials.

Damian holds a PgDip in Forensic Computing from Cranfield University and has also achieved EnCE certified examiner, CFIA and CSTA qualifications.  He is a member of the British Computer Society.