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Process-based Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance
The right balance of automated processes with paper records and manual, human interaction is necessary to keep costs under control with a flexible yet

404 compliance  ensuring compliance with Section 404 of the US Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX); implementing effective IT governance and alignment with Control Objectives for Information and Related Technologies (COBIT); deploying consistent, automated control tests across multiple organizations and business units to reduce the number of controls that need to be maintained (control tests can be controlled using criteria such as customer and vendor IDs, company codes, fiscal periods, and financial accounts to increase precision

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Regulatory and Compliance

Regulatory compliance covers the requirements for ensuring products and their associated materials comply with both external and internal rules and regulations. It covers regulatory and requirements needs, as well as product related components of environmental health and safety (EH&S). 

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Segregation of Duties and Its Role in Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Issues


The Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) requires publicly traded firms to demonstrate that their accounting and reporting practices are in compliance with regulatory standards. Section 404 of SOX addresses the concept and practice of segregation of duties—a key aspect of this legislation, and the focus of this article.

404 compliance  requirements of SOX Section 404 are met. Figure 1 depicts the basic steps to take to meet these requirements. Figure 1. Key elements to support SOX and SOD. 1. Study business control processes. Below are three of the primary business control processes essential to support SOX compliance: Controls found within most ERP systems—these controls reconcile orders processed only with prescribed customer credit limits. All goods shipped have an associated invoice. General IT controls—these allow authorized in Read More

Important Sarbanes-Oxley Act Mandates and What They Mean for Supply Chain Management


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Managing Risk through Financial Processes: Embedding Governance, Risk, and Compliance


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Sarbanes-Oxley Readiness with Microsoft Dynamics NAV


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Making Data Safe for Compliance and Outsourcing


Corporate leaders know that revenues are made from “better data.” And when your data is at risk, so is the survival of your organization. That’s why it’s essential to protect your revenues with “safer data”—and it’s also why the common business language is now one of risk management. IT departments are now learning this in many of the same ways that business people have always had to—including the hard way.

404 compliance  Data Safe for Compliance and Outsourcing Corporate leaders know that revenues are made from “better data.” And when your data is at risk, so is the survival of your organization. That’s why it’s essential to protect your revenues with “safer data”—and it’s also why the common business language is now one of risk management. IT departments are now learning this in many of the same ways that business people have always had to—including the hard way. Read More

Meet PCI DSS Compliance Requirements for Test Data with Data Masking


Whether you’re working toward your first or your next payment card industry (PCI) data security standard (DSS) audit, you know compliance is measured on a sliding scale. But full compliance can’t be achieved with just one policy or technology. Using data masking, a technology that alters sensitive information while preserving realism, production data can be eliminated from testing and development environments. Learn more.

404 compliance  PCI DSS Compliance Requirements for Test Data with Data Masking Whether you’re working toward your first or your next payment card industry (PCI) data security standard (DSS) audit, you know compliance is measured on a sliding scale. But full compliance can’t be achieved with just one policy or technology. Using data masking, a technology that alters sensitive information while preserving realism, production data can be eliminated from testing and development environments. Learn more. Read More

Implementing Basel II in the Compliance Continuum


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Proactive IT Triage for Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance


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Compliance: Is Remote Office Data Your Achilles Heel?


Would spending millions of dollars and countless hours securing your data center be enough for it to pass a compliance audit? While many businesses work hard at securing their data centers, they often forget to secure remote office data. With the consequences of non-compliance ranging from financial penalties to job loss and worse, it could mean the end of your business. Don’t let compliance become your Achilles heel.

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