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The Centre for Information Integrity and Information Systems Assurance at the University of Waterloo (UWCISA) is pleased to announce its 12th Biennial Symposium on Information Integrity and Information Systems Assurance to be held virtually October 14th-16th, 2021.

Our symposia are recognized for the extensive interaction between practitioners and academics. Workshops, expert panels and research presentations will be presented by academics and practitioners addressing risks, controls, assurance and emerging issues. See below.

Thursday, October 14, 2021 Workshops and Research Paper

General Information About the UW CISA 2021 Symposium

All papers and PowerPoints for the Symposium have been copied to our
UW CISA 2021 Symposium Papers and PowerPoints Dropbox.

Please feel free to download them to your laptop or phone for use during the Symposium.

Time

Topic

Presenter/s

8:30-8:55am

Opening

Steve Fortin, Director of School of Accounting & Finance, University of Waterloo

Bill Swirsky, Chair, UW CISA

Efrim Boritz, Executive Director, UW CISA

9:00-10:00am

1.1 Value Creation Workshop

1.1a Value Creation Part 1

Moderator: Bill Swirsky

Rob McLean, MatrixLinks/CPA Canada 

Break    

10:05am-12:00pm

1.1b Value Creation Part 2 Measurement

 
Break  

1:00-4:00pm
including breaks

1.2 Workshop: RPA for the Internal Auditor
Instructions for Pre-Workshop Preparation

Moderator: Bill Swirsky

Eric E. Cohen, Cohen Computer Consulting

Break  

4:15-5:15pm

1.3 Control Theory
 

Moderator: Bill Swirsky

The Metaphysics of Internal Controls

Presenter: Graham Gal, University of Massachusetts -

Discussant Academic: Rajendra Srivastava, University of Kansas
Discussant Practitioner: Doug Johnson, Haventree Bank

Break    

5:30-6:00pm

Comedy Show 

Comedy Show poster

Can you hear me now?

Friday, October 15, 2021 Panels and Research Papers

General Information About the UW CISA 2021 Symposium

All papers and PowerPoints for the Symposium have been copied to our
UW CISA 2021 Symposium Papers and PowerPoints Dropbox.

Please feel free to download them to your laptop or phone for use during the Symposium.

Time

Topic

Presenter/s

8:30-9:30am
 

2.1 Panel: Assurance Issues for the Future

Moderator: Tim Bauer, UW SAF

Cataloguing the Marketplace of Assurance Service Areas

Presenters: Krista Fiolleau and Brad Pomeroy, UW SAF

Panelists:

Break    
9:35-10:35am

2.2 Blockchain, Crypto Assets and Audit Evidence

Moderator: Bill Swirsky

A Framework for Auditing Crypto Asset Ecosystem

Presenters: Sheng-Feng Hsieh, National Taiwan University and Gerard Brennan, Lukka, Inc.

Discussant Academic: Diane Janvrin, Iowa State University
Discussant Practitioner: Antonio Pecora, Canadian Public Accountability Board

Break    
10:40-11:55am

2.3 Panel: Blockchain and ISA 315

Moderator: Thomas Calderon, University of Akron

Panelists:

Break    
12:00-1:00pm

2.4 Panel: Internal Audit Competencies for the Future

Moderator: Adam Vitalis, UW SAF

Enhancing CPA Competencies for Internal Audit Roles: Project Insights

Panelists:

Break  

1:05-2:05pm
including breaks

2.5 Visualization

Moderator: Bill Swirsky

Presenting Data Analytics with Nonfinancial Data: The Effect of Visualizations on Mgrs’ Acceptance of an IA’s Recommendation

Presenters: Megan Seymore, Ohio University, Jesse Robertson and Mary Curtis, University of North Texas

Discussant Academic: Louise Hayes, University of Guelph
Discussant Practitioner: William Ives, Deloitte

Break    
2:10-3:10pm

2.6 Cyber

Moderator: Bill Swirsky

Responses to SEC Comment Letters on Cybersecurity Disclosures

Presenters: Tawei (David) Wang, DePaul University, Ju-Chun Yen, National Central University Taoyuan and Kyunghee Yoon, Clark University

Discussant Academic: Alec Cram, UW SAF
Discussant Practitioner: Robert Reimer, The Petals Group

Break    
3:15-4:15pm

2.7 Cyber

Moderator: Bill Swirsky

Data Breach Reports: Limitations and Recommendations

Presenters: Benjamin Blakely, Argonne National Laboratory, Jim Kurtenbach, Iowa State University and Lovila Nowak, Argonne National Laboratory

Discussant Academic: Robert Nehmer, Oakland University
Discussant Practitioner: Asif Mohammed, Richter

Break    
4:20-5:20pm

2.8 Cyber

Moderator: Bill Swirsky

Reaping the Whirlwind: Measuring Insider Threat after Massive Layoff from the Dark Web

Presenters: Arion Cheong, California State University, Soohyun Cho, Michael Alles, and Won Gyun No, Rutgers Univesity

Discussant Academic: Severin Grabski, Michigan State University
Discussant Practitioner: Jerrard Gaertner, Managed Analytic Services Inc.

Break  

5:30-6:00pm

Magic Show

Please have a deck of cards for the interactive magic portion of the show.

Magic show poster
   

Saturday, October 16, 2021 Panel and Research Papers

General Information About the UW CISA 2021 Symposium

All papers and PowerPoints for the Symposium have been copied to our
UW CISA 2021 Symposium Papers and PowerPoints Dropbox.

Please feel free to download them to your laptop or phone for use during the Symposium.

Time

Topic

Presenter/s

8:30-10:00am

3.1 Panel: Audit Evidence & IT

Moderator: Robert Cuthbertson, UW CISA

Panelists:

Break    
10:30am-12:00pm 3.2 Rutgers Research Reports

Moderator: Miklos Vasarhelyi, Rutgers University

Full Population Testing: Applying Multidimensional Audit Data Sampling (MADS) to General Ledger Data Auditing

Presenters: Jamie Freiman, Marist College, Yongbum Kim, Ramapo College of New Jersey, and Miklos A. Vasarhelyi, Rutgers University

Audit with Machine Learning: Applying an Unsupervised Algorithm on General Ledgers of An Australian Bank

Presenters: Danyang (Kathy) Wei, Heejae (Erica) Lee, Lanxin Jiang, Yu Gu, Soohyun Cho, and Miklos A. Vasarhelyi, Rutgers University

Explainable Artificial Intelligence (XAI) in Auditing: A Framework and Research Needs

Presenters: Chanyuan (Abigail) Zhang, Soohyun Cho, and Miklos A. Vasarhelyi, Rutgers University

Continuous Monitoring with Interactive Data Visualization: An Application to Healthcare Processes

Presenters: Guangyue Zhang, Miklos A. Vasarhelyi, and Hilal Atasoy, Rutgers University

    Break  

    12:05-12:15pm

    Wrap up & Raffle

    The raffle will have three prizes.
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    You must be at the session to win.