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Sarbanes-Oxley

OVERVIEW

The US Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (also known as SOX) is legislation enacted in response to the high-profile Enron and WorldCom financial scandals.  The purpose of SOX is to improve the transparency, accuracy and reliability of financial reporting and corporate disclosures to prevent fraud and restore investor confidence.

SOX applies to all publicly listed companies in the USA as well as their subsidiaries and subcontractors.

Sarbanes-Oxley establishes corporate responsibility, auditor independence and effectiveness of internal controls over financial reporting (Section 404).

These new internal controls directly impact the control and protection of IT systems as these are the means used for financial control and management.

Internal controls to be implemented are not mentioned explicitly in the Act.  Companies can refer to COBIT, Control Objectives for Information and related Technology, edited by ISACA and the IT Governance Institute, to comply with Sarbanes-Oxley.  COBIT is a framework of best practices designed to assist company management in maximizing the benefit from the use of IT and in developing appropriate IT control and governance.      


HOW CILASOFT CAN HELP

The Cilasoft Security Software Suite, including QJRN/400, CONTROLER, DVM and EAM enables companies to meet COBIT control objectives to ensure IBM i systems security:
  • Control access to critical and sensitive data.
  • Identify and monitor security vulnerabilities and incidents.
  • Detect and resolve unauthorized access to information, applications and infrastructure.
  • Implement an effective log/traceability system.
  • Evaluate the efficiency of internal controls by implementing audits.   

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