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."


About PwC

At PwC, our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. We’re a network of firms in 157 countries with more than 208,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, advisory and tax services. Find out more and tell us what matters to you by visiting us at

PwC refers to the PwC network and/or one or more of its member firms, each of which is a separate legal entity. Please see for further details. © 2016 PwC. All rights reserved

« Public borrowing figures - PwC comments | Homepage | PwC's climate change team reaction to the closing day of COP19 in Warsaw »

  • Contact us
  • +44 (0) 20 7213 1768

Specific and out of hours contacts