Chris Murphy has more than 16 years of cybersecurity experience encompassing various domains, ranging from strategic implementation to intricate technical projects and critical national security initiatives.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Murphy served as an associate partner at IBM Security, where he demonstrated exceptional leadership skills by spearheading the integration and restructuring of the global business into the larger IBM Consulting business unit. Managing a diverse portfolio of crown jewel clients on a global scale, he played a pivotal role in more than 200 cybersecurity projects across 30 countries. Notably, he oversaw the security of some of the world's largest investment funds, in addition to helping establish two successful cybersecurity practices from the ground up.
During his tenure, Mr. Murphy’s contributions were instrumental in integrating cybersecurity measures into one of the largest COVID-19 response systems worldwide. Additionally, he assumed the role of Chief Information Security Officer (“CISO”) for a prominent investment fund while leading the global incident response team in effectively mitigating a high-profile ransomware extinction event for a global shipping, logistics, and supply chain organization.
Throughout Mr. Murphy's career, he has held key positions such as the cyber leader for the sports business group and private sector group in Deloitte’s UK and Ireland division. He also occupied several cybersecurity leadership roles in EY’s UK and Ireland division, leveraging his expertise to drive impactful outcomes for his clients.
At FTI Consulting, Mr. Murphy currently leads the Cybersecurity practice across the Middle East, covering the Gulf and Levant markets.
Mr. Murphy holds a B.Sc. with Honours in Computer System Networking and Telecommunication from the University of Central Lancashire and an M.Sc. with Honours in Software and Systems Security from the University of Oxford. He is an Amazon Web Services Certified Cloud Practitioner and a Microsoft Azure Fundamentals Certified Information Systems Security Professional (“CISSP”), as well as a Certified Cloud Security Professional (“CCSP”) and Certified Sales Specialist (“CCS”).
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