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Microsoft UK turns to ex-FBI agent for security

A former FBI special agent with a history of battling organised crime has been chosen to head up Microsoft's U.K. security team.

After a six-month search, Microsoft UK has chosen a new security chief, and it's a man with plenty of experience of the criminal underworld.

The company announced late last week that it had appointed Edward Gibson as its chief security advisor in the U.K. Gibson, who will take up his new role in July, has worked for America's Federal Bureau of Investigation as an assistant legal attache for the UK. He started at the FBI in 1985 as a special agent and has a track-record of fighting money laundering, fraud, financial crime and intellectual-property theft, according to Microsoft.

Graeme Wearden of ZDNet UK reported from London. For the full story, click here.