Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology

Research Event
Free of charge – 3 CPE  (Fee: 50 € in case of no-show)

Tuesday 7th of November 2017 18:15

Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology


Blockchain: Identifying Risk on the Road to Distributed Ledgers     Filip Caron
An analysis of blockchain solution development risk reveals the potential benefits of establishing formal governance structures and procedures. While this finding contradicts the base premise for which blockchain was pioneered in a cryptocurrency setting, it may prove invaluable for risk prevention and recovery.
As with blockchain technology, the regulatory framework around it has not yet fully matured, which elevates the likelihood of compliance risk materialization. Furthermore, permitted blockchains with strict onboarding and effective access management might be more appropriate to satisfy the business, technical, security and compliance requirements for contemporary ledger solutions.

Blockchain - Swirl wind in the audit world?     Kristof Verslype
The blockchain technology is still in full development. For example, the audit functionality in the currently permissioned blockchain technologies is still limited. The blockchain technology also has a number of challenges. For example, it is necessary that the secret key of each participant be adequately protected against loss and theft, which may have dramatic consequences.
For an auditor, blockchain is in any case a promising technology. The technology can provide a lot of guarantees without having to become a central party. For example, the auditor can trust that the history in the blockchain is complete and correct and that business rules are respected. In addition, it is no longer necessary to compare multiple sets of data. As an auditor, you might better follow the evolutions.

The speakers for this session will be: 

Mr. Filip Caron, Ph.D. Filip is a faculty member at the KU Leuven Research Centre for Information Management and the Leuven Institute for Research on Information Systems. He teaches graduate courses on business analysis and process management, and he is a researcher in the field of information security and governance, risk and compliance (GRC) practices and the author of more than 30 academic publications.

Mr. Kristof Verslype, Ph.D. Kristof obtained a doctorate in engineering studies at KU Leuven in early 2011. He investigated how privacy with respect to cryptography could be improved. After a year as postdoctoral researcher, he became a researcher at Smals at the end of 2011. Its current domains are distributed trust, privacy & analytics, blockchain & smart contracts and applied cryptography.


18.00 – 18.15
Welcome reception
18.15 – 19.00
• Blockchain: Identifying Risk on the Road to Distributed Ledgers Filip Caron
19.00 – 19.15
19.15 – 20.00
• Blockchain - Swirl wind in the audit world?

Kristof Verslype

20.00 – 20.30
Questions and answers
For information: This ISACA event will be in English. Questions and/or suggestions are welcome beforehand in Dutch, French or English.  There is no charge for this event. 

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November 07, 2017 18:00 - 20:30 (GMT +01:00 Brussels)

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