Darren Pauling

Managing Director, Forensic Technology

KPMG LLP (UK)

Darren leads KPMG’s Forensic Technology Investigation practice in the UK and is also responsible for the Forensic Technology Infrastructure and Security in the UK. Recent work in which Darren has been involved includes: Supporting a client with an IP Litigation that has resulted in the need to identify and remove specific IP from the Company’s entire data landscape. This has comprised the preservation and analysis of over 450 Custodians data and 30 technical databases. Specialist unstructured analytics has been used to help identify the material prior to review and ultimate removal of the IP. Supporting a client with an internal hack of the systems and fraudulent activity. This included a forensic review of key PC’s and data analytics work on server logs linked with analysis of key entry logs, CCTV and interview of staff. The evidence was presented to the Police and enabled a successful prosecution of an individual. Assisting a global automotive client with a cyber incident in an overseas finance team that had resulted in multiple payments being diverted to off shore accounts. The source of the intrusion was quickly identified and steps taken to improve security including enhanced cyber awareness and fraud training of staff. Darren has led global forensic preservation exercises across multiple jurisdictions in support of regulatory investigations and the subsequent processing and production of vast data sets using specialist tools such as Nuix, Relativity and Clearwell. Darren has in excess of twenty years investigative experience and has overseen the development of KPMG’s Forensic Technology Practice over the past eight years with responsibility for the design and implementation of the infrastructure including Clearwell, Relativity, Nuix and Index Engines delivery platforms, new bespoke processing hardware, AML tools, data analytics infrastructure and associated risk management processes.

Areas of expertise

Advisory Aerospace and Defense Forensic Fraud Government and Public Sector Intelligence and Security Risk Consulting Risk Management

Education and qualifications

  • Certified Fraud Examiner

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