Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Using COBIT and Open Source ToolsBy
- Christian Lahti, Computer services consultant, SOX compliance expert, U.S.A.
- Roderick Peterson, Information Technology Director, NeoMagic, USA
CFO, VP, Director of Finance Â¿ Since the Sarbanes-Oxley act is squarely aimed at responsible financial controls and reporting, the executive finance team of any company should be interested in the ways Open Source can reduce their cost of compliance. Every chapter in the book will begin with the management perspective of compliance as it relates to the subject material contained within. CIO, VP Director of IT Â¿ This book is very focused on the IT aspects of compliance, in both the use of Open Source as the infrastructure components which make up the core IT footprint within the enterprise as well as the use of Open Source to assist and automate the task of documenting and tracking compliance and internal controls, independent of whether they are derived from proprietary or Open Source systems. IT Operations Management, Administration Â¿ Although the book will deal with many of the management considerations in the deployment of Open Source, The examples included in the book and the companion Web site impart a wealth of technical information that IT can directly employ to streamline their compliance processes. IT Consultants Â¿ Since Sarbanes-Oxley compliance can present a daunting task, many organizations are choosing to outsource all or portions of their compliance preparation to third parties in order to leverage best known methods and the success of other client audits to ensure their audit goes smoothly. This being the case, the book will arm the consultant with a powerful toolset in which to quickly and efficiently streamline the preparation process while avoiding the cost of proprietary software solutions. Due to this they may be able to reduce their fees and win more business CEO, VP, Owner Â¿ Non-Public Companies Â¿ The specter of spending time, money and resources on Sarbanes-Oxley compliance now surely weighs into the decision for a privately held company to go public. This book will assist those companies in assessing their infrastruc...
Published: September 2005