Charlie Mcmurdie started her career with a degree in Policing and Psychology, putting this to good use she served for 32years in the Metropolitan Police where she worked as a senior detective within all aspects of Serious and Organised Crime departments including Armed robbery, Murder, Kidnap, Terrorism, Fraud and latterly she established and led the world class national cyber-crime capability and enforcement body for the United Kingdom. Leading numerous innovative international cyber investigations and building international multiagency and industry task forces the unit delivered excess of £1 billion harm prevention within the first 18mths.
She is an acknowledge cyber-crime and security expert and internationally acclaimed authority and advisor on issues within government and industry in relation to the internet, computing, fraud, and security sectors. A negotiator and communicator of the highest calibre, Charlie is a standout leader who has delivered change programmes and accelerated transition of best value programmes.
Charlie’s personal network spans academia, industry, government, and security agencies internationally and as the UK Interpol and Europol lead, she worked internationally building strategic and tactical operational cyber capability.
Leading the cyber-crime policing response for the London 2012 Olympics Charlie developed and led a global security plan of the highest level, she tested and exercised UK defences and response to critical incidents and personally briefed ministers and led operational responses to COBR critical cyber situations.
Post law enforcement Charlie was appointed as the Senior Cyber Crime Adviser to PwC where she helped build the internal cyber capability across all lines of service, advising on a range of global strategic and operational cyber security programmes as well as delivering cyber security advice and capability to clients. Charlie was also the cyber-crime lead within Breach Aid, PwC’s critical incident multidiscipline team.
Charlie Mcmurdie is an honorary fellow at Warwick University and has been inducted into the Cyber security Hall of Fame. A brilliant and insightful keynote speaker, Charlie opens her audiences up to a fascinating unknown cyber world.