Chris Gould, who has more than 25 years’ experience with clients in countries including Russia, the US and the UK, formerly led PwC’s cyber security practice in central and eastern Europe.
Now at EY, Gould will help businesses and organisations tackle threats from cyber criminals by identifying threats, responding to data breaches and tracking down those responsible.
According to figures from GCHQ, 80% of big British businesses have suffered a serious cyber attack. Cyber crime costs the UK economy tens of millions of pounds every year.
Paul Walker, EY partner and the firm’s head of forensic technology in the UK, said, “Chris brings a wealth of experience in the cyber space, where we expect to see significant growth.
“Clients will be taking steps to protect themselves from cybercrime, investigate breaches and deal with the aftermath of cyber incidents from rogue employees, criminal gangs and state sponsored attacks.”
Gould added, “This is an exciting opportunity for me to join a dynamic team.
“I hope to bring the skills and experience, that I have gained throughout my career, to help protect businesses from hackers and cybercrime.”