Process Mining: New Technique for EDP Auditing?

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Process mining is a new, growing discipline in the world of business and especially in the world of business process analysis. The goal of process mining is to extract an explicit process model from event logs recorded by an Enterprise Information System. The EDP-auditor is has to determine whether evaluated information systems are safeguarding assets, maintaining data integrity, and operating effectively and efficiently to achieve the organization’s goals or objectives. In this paper the topic of process mining is put into the context of EDP-auditing to see whether it can be a helpful tool for the EDP-auditor in his work field.

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Process Mining: New Technique for EDP Auditing?

  1. 1. PROCESS MINING: “NEW TECHNIQUE FOR EDP AUDITING?” Prashand Doorga - 253594 Arun Janglie - 265882
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Process Mining </li></ul><ul><li>EDP Auditing </li></ul><ul><li>Process Mining ↔ EDP Auditing </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul>
  3. 3. Introduction <ul><li>Research question: </li></ul><ul><li>- Are there EDP auditing applications for BPM process mining? </li></ul><ul><li>Sub questions: </li></ul><ul><li>- What is BPM process mining? </li></ul><ul><li>- What is EDP auditing? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Process Mining (1/2)
  5. 5. Process Mining (2/2) <ul><li>Process Discovery </li></ul><ul><li>Conformance Checking </li></ul><ul><li>Extension </li></ul>
  6. 6. EDP auditing (1/2) <ul><li>Reliability </li></ul><ul><li>Security </li></ul><ul><li>Effectiveness </li></ul><ul><li>Efficiency </li></ul><ul><li>The organization of the automation department </li></ul><ul><li>The technical/organizational infrastructure of the automated fact processing </li></ul>
  7. 7. EDP Auditing (2/2) <ul><li>Cobit </li></ul><ul><li>-Control objectives </li></ul><ul><li>-Management guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>-COBIT Control Practices </li></ul><ul><li>- IT Assurance Guide </li></ul>
  8. 8. Combining Process mining & EDP Auditing <ul><li>Process Mining: Business process oriented </li></ul><ul><li>EDP Auditing: IT oriented </li></ul><ul><li>Both: Information flow oriented </li></ul>
  9. 9. Conclusion <ul><li>Are there EDP auditing applications for BPM process mining? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>NO! (Not yet) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Questions <ul><li>Thank you for your attention! </li></ul><ul><li>Are there any questions ? </li></ul>
  11. 11. VRiSBI International Research Project Innovation and ICT - Comparing Ireland with The Netherlands Please visit http://studiereis2007. vrisbi . nl for the complete paper of this presentation. Other papers and presentations are also available.

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