Met Police building world-leading cyber crime unit - PwC comments

Published at 12:45 PM on 22 November 2013

Commenting on news that the Metropolitan Police is building a world-leading cyber crime unit, Charlie McMurdie, senior cyber security adviser at PwC, said:

 
"The Commissioner's announcement and support to build a cyber capability and to mainstream crime capability within our traditional policing resources is excellent news. Cyber crime is costing businesses and the UK economy millions each year and industry and the police need to work together to provide a stronger collective response to ensure confidence in our digital environment.
 
"Cyber is no longer the invisible crime, there are real victims and significant harm being caused. By working together, harnessing our collective intelligence and capability, we can provide a world class cyber deterrent and capability.
 
"Law enforcement cannot deal with the cyber threat alone, we all need to play our part and improve our cyber awareness and cyber security defences.
 
"The greatest resource dealing with cyber at present is within industry and academia and this capability should be working with law enforcement for our mutual benefit."
 
ENDS

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