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KPMG strengthens UK cyber security practice

KPMG UK has strengthened its UK cyber security and business resilience practices through the appointment of Ken Hall as partner and Curtis Baron as director.

Hall has over 25 years' experience in IT and joins the Big Four firm from tech consulting multinational Wipro, where he headed the global cyber security consulting practice.

Baron previously worked for the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), where he held the post of group head of resilience. He has 20 years' experience in financial services.

Hall and Baron's addition is part of KPMG's move towards strengthening its cyber security practice.

Over the past 18 months to date, KPMG has appointed four partners and nine directors to its UK cyber security practice, as well as growing it from a headcount of 70 three years ago to 250 currently.

KPMG UK and global head of cyber security Malcolm Marshall said the strategy is part of efforts to help clients remain ahead of "rapidly evolving cyber threats."

He explained: "As cyber security and resilience rise up the Board agenda, businesses are looking for teams who can help them ensure they are able to protect, defend and overcome challenges."

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