Archived Webinar: Blockchain Basics 


Thursday, 27 July 2017
12 pm (EDT) / 11 am (CDT) / 9 am (PDT) / 16:00 (UTC)
60 minutes
1 CPE (Members only)

What is the blockchain? How will it bring radical change? Can the blockchain be trusted? These are fundamental questions that will be addressed in this webinar. The webinar will present an overview of what the blockchain is, its technical underpinnings and how records are created and blocks formed. A review of major blockchain security incidents will be provided as well as a brief introduction into how blockchains might be used to change how ledgers are created and used. Understanding blockchain is a must for anyone who works in financial services. It is good information for practitioners who need to understand the technology and risks in any industry where ledgers are a fundamental part of how records are managed and services offered.

Ron Hale,
Ph.D., CISM,
Chief Researcher, Cooraclare Institute

Ron Hale is currently the chief researcher at Cooraclare Institute, an organization dedicated to exploring the complex issues of information and cybersecurity and providing actionable guidance to help address these challenges. Prior to this Ron was the Chief Knowledge Officer for ISACA, an international association of specialists in information and cyber security, information systems audit and assurance, risk management, and the Enterprise Governance of Information and Information Technology. During his career, he has led security innovation programs as an information security manager, researcher, and consultant serving leading enterprises. As the Chief Knowledge Officer, Ron led efforts to help ISACA constituents build careers through globally recognized certificate and certification programs that attest to the knowledge and skill required to enable trust in information and information systems.

Ron has a master’s degree in Criminology from the University of Illinois and a doctorate in Public Policy from Walden University. He has been recognized by the National Association of Corporate Directors, being admitted to the Governance 100, for his work in and promotion of effective governance.