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From Barnes & NobleIT-related Sarbanes-Oxley (and other) compliance initiatives will never be easy or cheap. But the COBIT guidelines and best practices can make it far easier to cover all the bases. And using open source software can help you mitigate the costs of compliance. This book can help with both.
The authors walk through the compliance process using a fictional case study and some very real open source software (including eGroupware, Zabbix monitoring, Knowledge Tree document management, Fedora Directory, and Webmin. This software -- along with the enterprise-class CentOS Linux distribution -- is all provided on disk, as the "ITSox2 Toolkit."
You'll find guidance on defining and managing policies; setting and enforcing service levels; ensuring security; implementing clear workflows; identifying and remediating compliance gaps; and much more. Along the way, the authors share diverse stakeholder perspectives, offering valuable insight for achieving compliance from both business and technical viewpoints. Bill Camarda, from the February 2008 Read Only