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EdGibson0105@hotmail.com www.linkedin.com/in/EdwardPGibson


Lawyer, US Solicitor, England & Wales
Trusted, high profile, crisis management advisor for commercially disruptive, public service cyber,
governance and compliance initiatives. Seasoned company management liaison, adept at bridging
challenging gaps to open results-focused lines of communication with clients and government
regulators. Perceptive solution builder, resolving corporate disputes for the benefit of all stakeholders.
Strategic & Tactical Planning Cyber Security Cyber Attacks Intellectual Property Theft
Insider Fraud Complex Money Laundering Corporate Law Mutual Legal Assistance
Treaties Investigation (MLAT) Extraditions Cross-Border Warrants Interpol Foreign &
Domestic Diplomacy International Fraud HIPAA/HITECH Compliance Financial Investigations
Risk Mitigation Teaching Supervising Negotiations Mentoring Leadership
EMBASSY ATTACHE GROUPS (Start-up in progress), Alexandria, VA
Founder & Visionary 2015
EAG harnesses the knowledge of the diplomatic attach and offer services such as cyber/online
related investigations of cyber terrorism, blackmail, extortion, kidnapping, theft of intellectual
property & PII, international money laundering and transnational crimes to companies already in
operation overseas, or looking to establish an overseas arm. Capabilities will range from physical
to virtual cyber security.
Key Accomplishments:
Championed a best practice understanding of the implications of leveraging various U.S. legal
tools such as MLATs, Extraditions, Cross-Border Warrants, and International Assistance (e.g.,
Interpol, Diplomats at foreign & domestic Embassies.)
ALVAREZ & MARSHAL LLC, Washington, D.C., New York, London
Senior Director, Global Security & Solutions Practice 2013 2014
Accomplished a leadership stake in the companys emerging cyber security solutions division,
building cyber and security capabilities in the U.S. as well as in the countries where A&M
Established priority accounts to determine the current state of client physical and IT environments
in order to measure the needs of their business, with regard to the balance of risk and company
Key Accomplishments:
Developed a priority account list that resulted in an increased contact success rate and additional
risk related engagements with key clients.
Hired key personnel to launch A&Ms cyber forensic capabilities in Brazil resulting in a multi-folio
increase in client engagements in South America.
PRICE WATERHOUSE COOPERS, Washington, D.C., New York, Atlanta, London, United Arab
Emirates, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, South Africa Norway, Zurich, Greece
Director, Cyber Intelligence Division, 2010 2013
Positioned the organization to address the prevention, investigation and mitigation of, and
recovery from, economic espionage, insider fraud, complex money laundering, cyber-attacks and
intellectual property theft, with global clients.


Key Accomplishments:
Galvanized the acquisition of new clients through reputation and outcome by co-leading PwC
engagements in certain countries not previously listed, such as Saudi Arabia (financial sector),
UAE (ministry of justice), and South Africa (fraud, breach of public trust).
MICROSOFT LTD U.K., Headquarters in London & Reading, England; Edinburgh, Scotland;
Republic of Ireland; Belfast, Northern Ireland
Chief Cyber Security Advisor and Senior Corporate Spokesperson, 2005 2009
Risk advisor and point of contact in the U.K. for Microsoft Corporation on all matters related to
Microsoft software and hardware security, information risk management, online data protection
strategy, protection of PII, prevention and mitigation of online attacks by individual offenders,
organized crime and Nation-States.
Key senior executive spokesperson to discuss Microsoft software and hardware security at over
250 conferences globally, sponsored by government agencies, customers, Partners, and
Universities; as well as many live & pre-recorded radio & TV appearances.
Key Accomplishments:
Established/Directed the first-ever Microsoft sponsored Forensics Training Program for Police
Constables in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.
Served as a trusted advisor to customers, partners, government agencies and Members of
Addressed the lack of police forensics in Microsofts cyber security platform and strategy,
creating an approval rating for Microsoft that moved the company away from a negative
Assistant Legal Attach (Diplomat), 2000 2005
Directed FBI cyber/online related investigations, cyber terrorism, blackmail, extortion, kidnapping,
theft of intellectual property & PII, international money laundering and transnational crimes.
Key Accomplishments:
Spearheaded and accelerated efforts to build relations with local law enforcement and security
services for the benefit of both the U.S. and the U.K. in the aftermath of 9/11.
As a Lawyer in the U.S. and Solicitor in the U.K., leveraged knowledge and capabilities to explain
to Embassy staff, U.K. and U.S. law enforcement personnel, key government influencers, and
others the differences between U.S. law and U.K. law (European Union) - impacting
extraterritorial investigations, use of MLATs and Letters Rotatory, search and seizure, fraud,
extraditions, prevention and mitigation of criminal cyber-attacks, and obtaining information in civil
and criminal cyber investigations.
Special Agent, 1985 2000
Recognized leader in complex money laundering investigations, asset identification/confiscation
& forfeiture/disposal, multi-national, white collar crime/health care/intellectual property rights,
economic espionage and search & seizure.
Led several complex, highly charged, financial investigations involving CIA / FBI conspirators at
the core of health care, government fraud and public corruption matters.
Sought by FBI executive management and various U.S. Attorneys Offices to help agents and
assistant U.S. attorneys, understand the benefits and risks of including asset forfeiture into
civil and criminal prosecutions.
Key Accomplishments:
First FBI Special Agent (Attorney) to be appointed as a Special Assistant United States Attorney
Developed the FBIs first Operational Asset Forfeiture training program for all Special Agents.


Secured funding from the Department of Justice, as lead instructor at 18 three-day conferences
throughout the U.S. This training led to the exponential increase in property seizures and

Previous positions include Staff Attorney, Office of the General Counsel, Amway Corporation,

Oxford University (Kellogg College), Oxford, England - Diploma, Computing

BPP Law School/College of Law, London, England (to qualify as a Solicitor)
American University, Washington, D.C., Graduate Certificate - Federal Procurement
TM Cooley Law School, Michigan, J.D. (Law)
Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan, B.S, Criminal Justice and Legal
Administration (cum laude)

CISSP Certified Information Systems Security Professional, # 338208

FBCS Fellow, British Computer Society, United Kingdom, # 990186084
Law Society of England & Wales, Solicitor, Member # 384590
Information Security - Europe HALL OF FAME, Inducted 2010
State Bar of Michigan, Attorney # P32458

Held Top Secret / SCI clearances

U.S. Army, Airborne

Member, Advisory Board, Information Systems Security Association, UK 2007 - 2012

Member, Advisory Board, Information Assurance Advisory Council, UK 2006 - 2009
Member, Steering Committee, Government Knowledge Transfer Network - Cyber, UK 2006 2009
Advisor to U.K. Internet Governance Forum chaired by Member of Parliament UK 2007 2009
Member, RSA-Europe Global Conference Board of Advisors, U.K./Europe 2006 2009

Contributing Author, SC Magazine - U.K., Editorial, The End about cyber issues and solutions.
Published internal Newsletter to all Microsoft U.K. employees about the cyber security landscape
& concerns raised by Enterprise Customers and Government entities.
Provided Q&A to various Microsoft U.K. product groups promoting external education projects.