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Sarbanes-Oxley IT Compliance Using Open Source Tools
 
 

Sarbanes-Oxley IT Compliance Using Open Source Tools, 2nd Edition

 
Sarbanes-Oxley IT Compliance Using Open Source Tools, 2nd Edition,Christian Lahti,Roderick Peterson,ISBN9780080557274
 
 
 

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Gain control of escalating compliance costs with this integrated book/CD SOX kit.

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Key Features

* 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.

Description

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.

All disc-based content for this title is now available on the Web.

Readership

IT professionals, consultants, and auditors. Anyone in the IT department looking for ways Open Source tools can reduce the cost of compliance.

Christian Lahti

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).

Affiliations and Expertise

Computer services consultant, SOX compliance expert, U.S.A.

Roderick Peterson

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Information Technology Director, NeoMagic, USA

Sarbanes-Oxley IT Compliance Using Open Source Tools, 2nd Edition

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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