Sarbanes-Oxley IT Compliance Using Open Source Tools / Edition 2

Sarbanes-Oxley IT Compliance Using Open Source Tools / Edition 2

by Christian B Lahti, Roderick Peterson
     
 

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act (officially titled the Public Company Accounting Reform and Investor Protection Act of 2002), signed into law on 30 July 2002 by President Bush, is considered the most significant change to federal securities laws in the United States since the New Deal. It came in the wake of a series of corporate financial scandals, including those

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The Sarbanes-Oxley Act (officially titled the Public Company Accounting Reform and Investor Protection Act of 2002), signed into law on 30 July 2002 by President Bush, is considered the most significant change to federal securities laws in the United States since the New Deal. It came in the wake of a series of corporate financial scandals, including those affecting Enron, Arthur Andersen, and WorldCom. The law is named after Senator Paul Sarbanes and Representative Michael G. Oxley. It was approved by the House by a vote of 423-3 and by the Senate 99-0. This book illustrates the many Open Source cost-saving opportunities that public companies can explore in their IT enterprise to meet mandatory compliance requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley act. This book will also demonstrate by example and technical reference both the infrastructure components for Open Source that can be made compliant, and the Open Source tools that can aid in the journey of compliance. Although many books and reference material have been authored on the financial and business side of Sox compliance, very little material is available that directly address the information technology considerations, even less so on how Open Source fits into that discussion. The format of the book will begin each chapter with the IT business and executive considerations of Open Source and SOX compliance. The remaining chapter verbiage will include specific examinations of Open Source applications and tools which relate to the given subject matter.

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• Only book that shows companies how to use Open Source tools to achieve SOX compliance, which dramatically lowers the cost of using proprietary, commercial applications.
• Only SOX compliance book specifically detailing steps to achieve SOX compliance for IT Professionals.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781597492164
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
12/28/2007
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
466
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.40(d)

Meet the Author

Christian Lahti is a computer services consultant and an expert in security. He is a regular speaker at industry shows such as LinuxWorld and OSCON. He is the technical editor of Windows to Linux Migration Toolkit (Syngress, ISBN: 1931836396).

Roderick Peterson is the Information Technology Director at NeoMagic. He has more than 20 yeras' experience in the IT industry and has successfully led the development and deployment of major applications at several global companies.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Sox and Cobit Defined
Chapter 2: Cost of Compliance
Chapter 3: Why Open Source
Chapter 4: Domain 1 - Planning and Organization
Chapter 5: Domain 2 - Acquisition and Implementation
Chapter 6: Domain 3 - Delivery and Support
Chapter 7: Domain 4 - Monitoring
Chapter 8: The Bottom Line

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