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Nicole Murdoch
Bennett & Philp Lawyers
Nicole is code-blooded, an Electrical Engineer and a Director in the Intellectual Property and Information Security Teams at Bennett & Philp Lawyers. She is a Director of AISA and auDA.   Nicole advises some of the world's largest software, mining, food production and technology companies to protect and enforce their intellectual property rights. She advises clients on data breaches, un-authorised disclosures, regulatory compliance, mandatory notification laws and breach responses. She acts in complex litigation matters, conducts Anton Piller searches to protect and seize confidential information, performs intellectual property due diligences and negotiates licensing agreements to commercialise intellectual property. Nicole worked in the IT industry for 10 years before entering the law. Her previous IT industry experience spans the encryption, telecommunications, military, printing, web development and digital communications sectors. Due to her background she has particular interest in confidential information misuse, data theft, copyright and privacy matters. Follow Nicole on LinkedIN (in/nicolemurdoch) and Twitter (@IPLawAU).  

TUTORIAL: The first 72 hours of legal and investigative incident response (Half Day)

This workshop covers in detail the first 72 hours of investigative action and legal considerations after a cyber breach. The workshop will be aimed towards managers required to oversee or respond to a cyber incident as well as those required to brief senior managers. This workshop will run in detail through the first 72 hours of a data breach from the initial incident, actions by the incident response team, how to obtain and handle evidence in a forensically sound manner, legal options available to the business and compliance with mandatory data breach rules. There will be detailed analysis of the decision making process with regards to identification, preservation and seizure of evidence and the potential legal consequences of making errors. Presented by Nicole Murdoch (Intellectual Property and Information Security Director of Bennett & Philp Lawyers and Director of AISA) and Dr Graeme Edwards (Director of CYBERi and former Fraud and Cyber Crime Detective) this workshop covers both the investigative and legal aspects of a data breach. Each presenter will share war stories and tips from their considerable respective experiences in investigating and prosecuting cyber incidents, highlighting the pitfalls of failing to account for the requirements of the law. Learning’s include: 1. Initial reactions by the business; 2. Actions by an Incident Response Team, including legal assessment; 3. How to obtain evidence securely for a possible court hearing; 4. Rules of the law regarding digital evidence; 5. The use of forensic teams; 6. Planning and implementing your response in 7. Legal options available to the business; 8. Discussions on the data breach notification requirements 9. Tips and war stories from the presenters