Professional services firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has hired the former head of the central e-crime unit at the Metropolitan Police, Charlie McMurdie, to advise businesses on cyber crime.
McMurdie spent more than 30 years at the Metropolitan Police, where she set up and led the e-crime unit.
PwC’s cyber security practice advises organisations on issues such as intelligence, detection and prevention of cyber threats in addition to regulation around cybercrime and the overall impact cyber attacks can have on a business.
McMurdie will now take up a role across PwC’s Forensics, Risk Assurance and Legal Services cyber security teams, while also lecturing on cyber security matters at numerous UK universities.
She said: “I am delighted to be working alongside the skilled professionals in PwC’s cyber security practice. PwC has a proven track record helping organisations to tackle the complex and sophisticated threats posed by cyber criminals.
“Operating securely in the cyber environment is an urgent issue facing business leaders today.
If organisations are going to combat the incredible resourcefulness and ability of the attackers, they must understand the risks they face and put into place the necessary processes and policies to respond adequately,” she added.
John Berriman, chairman of the cyber security practice at PwC, said he was “very pleased” that McMurdie had joined the firm.
“Charlie is an internationally recognised cyber crime and security expert with extensive experience in the industry, making her a great addition to the team.
“Through continually strengthening our cyber security practice, we can better help our clients to recognise and address their cyber vulnerabilities,” he said.