Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance for IT and Security Professionals 598

  • Course Title:
    Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance for IT and Information Security Professionals
    Duration: 2 Days, 09:00hrs to 17:00hrs each day. The second day from 17:15 to 19:00hrs, we will discuss your issues and questions about IT and Information Security compliance.
    Objectives: The seminar has been designed to provide IT and information security professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to understand and support Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. This interactive class will cover the Act, the PCAOB standards, the COSO and COBIT frameworks, the controls and the obligations of the IT and Security department. The seminar is tailored to meet the specific needs and is presented in clear terms using analogies, examples and case studies.
    Target Audience: IT and Information Security Directors, Managers and Professionals. Chief Risk and Compliance Officers. IT and Security Process Owners.

    Course Synopsis:
    The Need
    The Act
    The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002: An Overview
    Companies Affected
    Employees Affected
    Effective Dates
    The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002: Key Sections
    The players: SEC, PCAOB
    Meeting the Information Security Requirements of SOX
    SOX and Risk Assessments
    IT Security
    Internal Controls
    IT Controls and Sarbanes Oxley Act Relevance
    Computer Forensics Investigation and Proactive Strategies
    Business Intelligence
    Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
    COSO - the framework on controls for financial processes
    COBIT - the framework that focuses on IT
    The Project and the Project Management
    Program Development and Program Change
    Computer Operations and Access to Programs and Data
    Reports used to Validate SOX Compliant IT Infrastructure
    Reporting Weaknesses and Deficiencies
    Documentation Issues
    SOX and Security Monitoring
    SOX Testing
    Records Retention
    Real-time Disclosure
    European Answer to SOX
    Integrating Sox IT security with GLBA, HIPAA and other regulations
    The Vendors and the Sox Industry
    Continuous Compliance
    2005 and Beyond
    George Lekatis is a senior risk and compliance consultant and general manager of a firm that bears his name, specializing in risk management, Sarbanes-Oxley, Basel II, Data Protection Directive compliance from an IT perspective, and training. Has worked for more than 18 years as an executive consultant and employee (7 years in information security).

    A recognized expert, selected as spokesperson by MIS Institute and ISC2 Organizations, George has lectured at many international IT and information security conferences, and led security training seminars in Athens, Milan, Oxford, Utrecht, Washington DC, Myrtle Beach SC, Dublin, Balkans etc. He also writes frequently for newspapers and magazines, and has been quoted / featured in articles, publications and television.
    George’s responsibilities include managing teams that design, review and implement security solutions (compliant with privacy and security legislation) for companies and organizations of the public and the private sector.
    George is Mathematician, Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), CISSP Lead Instructor, Steganography Investigator, Internet Security Systems (ISS) Certified in Internet Scanner, Database Scanner and System Scanner, Checkpoint Certified Security Administrator (CCSA), Microsoft Certified System Engineer certified in Windows NT and Windows 2000 (MCSE), Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT).
    George Lekatis
    Senior Risk and Compliance Consultant
    General Manager, George Lekatis Inc.

  • Cheers.
    Will this be given in the UK only?
    Please advise on particulars.
    Thank you.

  • Ross,
    It will be given everywhere in the world.
    For UK, I cooperate with Net-Security Company ( ), so please contact them. For other countries, please contact me (

  • You will find my awareness and training courses having to do with Sarbanes-Oxley at
    Thank you

  • Hi Georges,
    I went into both website to get the following information: When will this course will be scheduled and how much.
    There is internal interest here.
    bye and thanks

  • Angie,
    Net-Security Training
    Elvin House, Stadium Way, Wembley, Middlesex, HA9 0DW,
    Tel: 020 8900 9015 Email:
    May: Tues/Wed 24 - 25
    June: Tues/Wed 28 - 29
    July: Tues/Wed 26 - 27
    August: Tues/Wed 23 - 24
    September: Tues/Wed 27 - 28
    October: Tues/Wed 25 - 26
    November: Tues/Wed 29 - 30
    Pricing information at after about one week.
    New York, Dublin, Milan
    I hope that I will have the final schedule after about 2 weeks
    In your company
    Immediately. For pricing, letter of agreement etc. please contact me at
    Thank you for your interest.

  • In house Sarbanes Oxley training: Washington DC, Virginia, Boston.
    From June 10th to June 25th. I am available to discuss your SOX awareness and training needs.
    SecureBoston 2005 - Regulations and the Impact on IT Security
    Boston - June 15, 2005.
    My presentation:
    Computer Crime - Law, Digital Evidence and Investigation
    My services:

    1. Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Awareness
      Awareness training plays an important role in achieving compliance.
      If someone is not well aware of the risks and exposures, appropriate controls and protection are hardly likely to be employed.
      People must be motivated to take compliance seriously.

    2. Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Awareness and Coaching for C Level Executives
      I have effectively and professionally coached senior managers and business owners, understanding the challenges they face every day.
      Understand what is really required by Sarbanes Oxley and what vendors and consulting companies want you to believe.

    3. Sarbanes-Oxley Training
      Course Title: Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance for IT and Information Security Professionals
      Fully tailored training.
      Presented exclusively for your own people.
      You save time and money.

    4. Sarbanes-Oxley Needs Assessment

    5. Measurements of the compliance training effectiveness
      Training metrics must be based on performance objectives (COSO framework).

    6. Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Assessment
      SWOT Analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats Analysis) of current compliance situation.
      I work on your premises or at a venue of your choice, on a fixed fee per day (USD 850 plus expenses), for teams from 2 to 30.
      For more details:

  • CIBIT Consultants | Educators specialises in the areas of Knowledge Management, Information Management, Architecture and System Development. From its foundation in 1988, CIBIT has built a solid and international reputation.
    Course: Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance for IT and Security Professionals
    The course has been designed to provide IT and information security professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to understand and support Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.
    Instructor: George Lekatis

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