PricewaterhouseCoopers has hired Edward Gibson, the former chief security adviser for Microsoft LTD in the United Kingdom, as a director in PwC's U.S. Forensics Technology Solutions practice. In this role, he will focus on helping organizations with issues involving investigating economic espionage, complex money laundering, cyber fraud schemes, and intellectual property theft.

While serving as Microsoft’s chief cyber security adviser in the U.K., Gibson was the chief spokesperson and point of contact for Microsoft Ltd U.K. on all matters of cyber security and IT infrastructure risk management for global businesses based in the U.K., government, law enforcement and security services, press. and consumers.

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 Internet investigations in the U.K. and Ireland. Previously, from 1985 through 2000, Gibson served as an FBI special agent, where he specialized in complex investigations involving money laundering, white collar fraud, asset identification and forfeiture, economic espionage, public corruption, and intellectual property theft.

Prior to the FBI, Gibson was a lawyer for a multinational corporation based in Michigan. He is also a qualified Solicitor in England and Wales, and was a special assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia and District of Columbia.