PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP yesterday announced Edward Gibson, a former FBI agent and former chief security adviser for Microsoft LTD in the U.K., has joined as the director of the U.S. Forensics Technology Solutions practice.
Gibson’s duties will include aiding organizations with issues surrounding money laundering, economic espionage, theft of intellectual property and cyber fraud.
In his post as chief cybersecurity adviser, Gibson served as Microsoft Ltd U.K.’s chief spokesperson on matters related to cybersecurity and IT infrastructure risk management. Gibson also served for more than 15 years as a special agent with the FBI. During that time, he investigated fraud, economic espionage, money laundering, intellectual property theft and public corruption. He also served as an FBI assistant legal attache with the American Embassy in London.
From February, 2000 through June, 2005, Gibson was assigned to the American Embassy in London as an FBI assistant legal attache primarily responsible for all FBI cyber/Internet investigations in the U.K. and Ireland.
“We are extremely pleased to have Ed Gibson join our team,” said Erik Skramstad, PricewaterhouseCoopers advisory partner and forensic services practice leader. “His in-depth knowledge of the cyber crime landscape will greatly enhance the value and fact-based counsel we provide to our clients on a daily basis.”
“I am very excited to be working with the PricewaterhouseCoopers Forensics Technology Solutions practice,” Gibson said. “Cybersecurity is critically important, especially in this ever-advanced technology age. I look forward to helping organizations understand how preventative measures can play a vital role in stopping attacks before they happen, help mitigate loss should a compromise occur, and help companies be more safe when conducting business online.”