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Sarbox Compliance
The appropriately named Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Toolkit includes a whole range of materials specifically put together to both introduce, and take you through this most important of legislation.

For detailed information see the toolkit's own website: Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance

SOX Act and Security
As security is such a major theme on the Act, many organizations are using the international ISO standards. The ISO 27001 Portal outlines these. A copy of the standards, and security policies, can be obtained via the ISO 17799 Toolkit.

The SOX email storage requirements can be fulfilled using the GFI MailArchiver

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Sarbanes What?
Our server logs indicate some interesting mis-spellings: Sarbannes Oxley, Sorbane Oxley, Sarbanne Oxley, Sarbaines Oxley, Sarbanesoxley, Sorbanes Oxley, Sabanes Oxley, Sarbane Oxley, and Sarbanes Oaxley, to name but a few!

Welcome to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act Forum!

Welcome to the Sarbanes-Oxley Forum. This interactive community portal is designed to facilitate the exchange of information between those seeking to comply with the requirements of this important legislation. It is also intended to act as a guide, offering useful resources and tips.

The forum comprises a number of useful areas, including an FAQ, a fully functional online forum, and a news section to which interested parties can submit their own experiences. These can be selected from the panel on the left. Registration to the portal is easy and free, and visitors are strongly encouraged to participate in this project.

Finally, please feel free to submit your feedback, recommendations, articles or any other useful information.... and of course... don't forget to vote in our current survey!

Your Sarbanes-Oxley Forum Team

The Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Toolkit Now Available Online
General Information on Sarbanes-Oxley
The Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Toolkit has been made available as a download. This is essentially a collection of items designed to assist those seeking compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

Amongst the contents of the toolkit are guides, presentations and implementation checklists, which are provided largely in MS-Word format to enable free edit and printing.

A more complete review of this kit is provided HERE

The toolkit is also documented on its own website: Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance

Posted by matrix0 on Saturday, November 08 @ 05:24:13 EST (19461 reads)
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Introduction to Sarbanes-Oxley
General Information on Sarbanes-Oxley
The Sarbanes-Oxley Act was signed into law on 30th July 2002, and introduced highly significant legislative changes to financial practice and corporate governance regulation. It introduced stringent new rules with the stated objective: "to protect investors by improving the accuracy and reliability of corporate disclosures made pursuant to the securities laws".

It also introduced a number of deadlines, the prime ones being:
- Most public companies must meet the financial reporting and certification mandates for any end of year financial statements filed after November 15th 2004 (amended from June 15th).
- smaller companies and foreign companies must meet these mandates for any statements filed after 15th July 2005 (amended from April 15th).

The act is actually named after its main architects, Senator Paul Sarbanes and Representative Michael Oxley, and of course followed a series of very high profile scandals, such as Enron. It is also intended to "deter and punish corporate and accounting fraud and corruption, ensure justice for wrongdoers, and protect the interests of workers and shareholders" (Quote: President Bush).

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act itself is organized into eleven titles, although sections 302, 404, 401, 409, 802 and 906 are the most significant with respect to compliance (Sarbanes Oxley section 404 seems to cause most concern) and internal control. In addition, the Act also created a public company accounting board.

Perhaps one of the most remarkable aspects of this legislation however relates to its profile. It is very much in the public and media arena. The focus is certainly intense in this respect, creating yet another clear motivation for compliance. There is simply no escaping it!

A copy of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act itself can be obtained in PDF format from HERE

Posted by matrix0 on Saturday, September 27 @ 07:10:37 EDT (27927 reads)
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Directory Launched and Additional Forums Opened
General Information on Sarbanes-Oxley
The Directory of Sarbanes-Oxley Act service providers has now been opened. This will include links to a wide range of lawyers, legal bodies, consultants and others offering services and solutions with respect to the act. Also, a first, basic, overview 'Frequently Asked Questions' has been published in the FAQ section (see left hand panel). Other more comprehensive FAQs will be added in due course.

And last, but certainly not least, the SOX Forums are fully functional and very lively indeed. They contain thousands of posts, covering every aspect of the legislation and related issues. Please feel free browse, and equally free to contribute!

Finally, thank you for visiting our portal. We hope that you enjoy participating in this knowledge sharing project, and that you benefit from being part of the ever-growing Sarbanes-Oxley Community. Please return again soon.

Posted by matrix0 on Saturday, September 27 @ 07:08:48 EDT (17323 reads)
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