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Five Ways To Fail a Sarbanes-Oxley Audit

Five Ways To Fail a Sarbanes-Oxley Audit

by Rick Turoczy on March 16, 2005

Although the primary purpose of SOX is to assure corporate governance standards of financial reporting and auditing, wider interpretation can include IT operational processes that support a companies business. Company’s executives are now reaching out to IT to access and provide record of policies, process, and procedures that control access and protect the integrity of financials systems and business applications, across networks, servers and into databases where the data is stored. As IT organizations start to address SOX, questions are being raised on how far does it reach, what if affected, and what should be reviewed and reported. Although there is guidance available from various sources, there has yet to appear a definitive set of guidelines that is not open to interpretation. Offered only as examples to assist in meeting compliance, here are five potential ways an organization might fail an upcoming audit if not properly prepared…

Five Ways To Fail a Sarbanes-Oxley Audit

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