Thursday, 7 April 2016

Invited talk to the School of Computing - Security

To all Postgraduate students,

On the 12th April 2016 at 4:00 - 5:00 pm we will host the first invited talk by Colm Murphy Director and Head of eDiscovery & Forensics at Espion. Colm is a graduate of DIT and we are proud to have one of our own coming along and sharing his experience in Security and Forensics with us.

Under Colm Murphy’s direction, Espion is now one of the largest eDiscovery & Digital Forensics service providers in Europe.

Colm holds a BA from Trinity College, Dublin and with a Post Graduate Diploma from Dublin Institute of Technology, Colm has worked in the ICT industry for 17 years, - specialising in eDiscovery for more than 12 years.  Colm has performed over 200 computer based forensic investigations and has led some of the largest electronic discovery projects conducted to date in Europe.

In 2007, Colm was appointed as an expert evaluator by the European Commission for the Preparatory Action on Security Research, and the FP7 Security call in 2010.  In 2012, under his guidance, Espion was appointed by a number of government and corporate enforcement agencies to implement eDiscovery process procedures and technology solutions to assist in new and ongoing investigations.  Currently, he is leading a large multi-jurisdictional eDiscovery initiative for a major European Bank.

As well as regularly presenting evidence in court, he has written extensively on Information Security, Digital Forensics and eDiscovery.  Most recently, he was among leading industry peers spearheading standards for eDiscovery in Ireland when he co-authored the Good Practice Guide to eDiscovery. 

In addition to working with top in-house counsel, law firms, corporations and government agencies in Ireland, Colm has built a highly qualified and experienced international team with multi-jurisdictional expertise capable of navigating the obstacles associated with collecting and moving data from European countries (i.e. European Data Protection Legislation and European Banking Secrecy laws).