A Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) IT Compliance Primer

A Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) IT Compliance Primer

At the turn of the most recent century, the financial world was in a moment of unregulated growth, which lead to some serious corporate misdeeds in the United States. This presented the opportunity for two senators to enact a new law to ensure accurate and reliable financial reporting for public companies in the US. The result was the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) of 2002. But what does financial reporting have to do with cybersecurity and IT compliance? A lot, as it turns out, now that financial systems are ruled by servers, databases, complex ERP applications, and the people who run them. While…

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Source:TripWire – Anthony Israel-Davis