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Charlie McMurdie

Charlie McMurdie is an experienced cybercrime detective and top of her game. She is the former Head of the National Police Cyber Crime Unit and Scotland Yards Fraud squad. Now, she serves as a Senior Cyber Crime advisor to PwC and a keynote speaker, using her 30 years experience working in police and security to inform, advise and entertain audiences across the globe.


About Charlie McMurdie

Charlie McMurdie started her career with a degree in Policing and Psychology, putting this to good use she served for 32 years in the Metropolitan Police where she worked as a senior detective leading all aspects of Serious and Organised Crime investigations including Armed robbery, Murder, Kidnap, Covert Ops, 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. As the law enforcement lead within OCSIA Charlie worked cross government, security services and the armed forces 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 and national threat 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 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 the fascinating cybercrime world.

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Speech Topics

Charlie’s speech topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Cybersecurity
  • Cybercrime
  • Fraud
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