Complying with Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) is challenging for IT and security teams—unless you have a simple way to document and report on internal controls.
- Translate SOX requirements and apply them to your system.
- Easily document your security policy.
- Prove your system is compliant in less time.
IT Plays a Critical Role in SOX Compliance
In general, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act requires publicly traded companies to be more financially accountable and holds top executives responsible for the accuracy of financial data. From the perspective of most IT security officers, SOX requires evidence that financial applications and supporting systems and services are adequately secured.
Sections 302 and 404 of SOX state that companies need to provide an annual report on internal controls and procedures for financial reporting and assess the effectiveness of such controls and procedures, confirmed by an external auditor. This places a tremendous burden of documentation and process improvement on cybersecurity staff and CIOs.