Edward Wilding

Edward Wilding is a consultant, lecturer and writer specialising in computer fraud investigation, loss prevention and risk mitigation. Over a career spanning twenty years, he has investigated several hundred of incidents of fraud, data theft, IT sabotage and misuse. He has served as an expert witness in criminal cases, at employment tribunals, in civil litigation and at official hearings including the Hutton Inquiry into the death of the government weapons inspector, Dr. David Kelly.


Mr. Wilding has lectured worldwide to law enforcement and government agencies, law firms and professional bodies. He has trained incident response teams for multinational companies and conducted IT security and computer fraud risk reviews for banks, investment houses and corporate clients. He regularly assists the courts, litigators and barristers with the complexities of computer evidence. He has written two acclaimed books. Computer Evidence: A Forensic Investigations Handbook (Sweet & Maxwell 1996) was amongst the first to discuss computer forensic investigations. Information Risk and Security: Preventing and Investigating Workplace Computer Crime (Gower 2006), was described as a “tour de force” and a “must read” (BCS Information Security Specialist Group), a “gold standard read, dependable and thought provoking” (Professional Security), “an unrelenting and highly valuable exploration” (Information Age), and “required reading for all IT professionals” (Axiom).


A regular commentator for BBC radio and television, Mr. Wilding has also appeared on Sky TV to discuss the Société Générale rogue trader Jérôme Kerviel. His analysis of this notorious case was published in the Financial Regulator in June 2008. Mr. Wilding was the first editor of the Virus Bulletin (1989), the international journal of computer virus code analysis and anti-malware research, a post which he occupied for four years, during which time the VB international conferences and VB100 anti-virus detection awards were established. In 2001, he co-founded Data Genetics International Limited (DGI), a technical consulting firm with offices in London and Leeds specialising in computer crime investigation, incident response and digital forensic evidence.


DGI rapidly established itself as the first computer forensic resource of many top international law firms and companies, with a team of twenty-five consultants conducting more than 1,000 investigations worldwide. In 2008 with DGI firmly established, Mr. Wilding left the company to pursue his specialist interests. He has since undertaken major fraud risk reviews for banks in the Middle East and computer crime investigations and audit inspections for clients in Africa and Europe. In March 2011 Mr. Wilding joined Haymarket as a consultant advising on all aspects of computer crime and technology-based fraud.


Link to Edward Wilding's Book: Preventing and Investigating Workplace Computer Crime (Gower 2006)