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December 1st, 2017 meeting

Fri, Dec. 1, 2017 2:00pm — 4:00pm

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December 1st, 2017


2:00pm to 4:00pm (PST)


KPMG KCampus - 4th floor

777 Dunsmuir Street, V7Y 1K3, Vancouver B.C.

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Blockchain & Information Security: Opportunities & Challenges


Victoria Lemieux, PhD (UBC)



In this presentation, Dr. Lemieux will provide an overview of blockchain technology, discuss some of the ways that it is being used to protect privacy & security, and then follow-up with an overview of the information security, privacy and archival risks associated with this technology.



Victoria L. Lemieux is an Associate Professor of Archival Studies at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. She has held senior positions as a professional archivist and records manager within the public sector, as a VP responsible for information governance and IT Security for a global investment bank, in higher education as an senior administrator and educator, and at the World Bank as a Senior Public Sector Specialist. She has also consulted for the United Nations, the Commonwealth Secretariat, and the Inter-American Development Bank and has collaborated on research projects with the US Treasury, Office of Financial Research. Her current research is focused on risk to the availability of trustworthy records, in particular in financial contexts, and how these risks impact upon transparency, financial stability, public accountability and human rights. Dr. Lemieux currently sits on the International Standards Organization’s Canadian Mirror Committees for Technical Committee 68 (financial services) and 307 (blockchains and distribution ledgers). She holds a doctorate from University College London (Archival Studies, 2002), which focused on the information-related causes of the Jamaican Banking Crisis and, since 2005, has been a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). She is also the winner of the 2015 Emmett Leahy Award for outstanding contributions to the field of records management and a 2015 World Bank Big Data Innovation Award. She is the author and editor of award winning articles and books, including Financial Analysis and Risk Management: Data Governance, Analytics and Life Cycle Management (Springer, 2012) and Building Trust in Information - Perspectives on the Frontiers of Provenance (Springer, 2016).



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