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21 September, 2015 | Richard Muniz

Finding Inactive Users for SOX Audit

Don’t we tend to inflict nightmares on ourselves? When the small company I was with decided to go public, SOX audit reared its ugly head. And the internal SOX auditors were very quick to jump on those self-inflicted wounds. Allow me to explain. Someone left, and the most that was done to their...
3 June, 2014 | Richard Muniz

Epic Fail: The Need for System Documentation

It’s not easy for me to admit failure! But anytime it can help someone learn a lesson, I’m more than willing to air my dirty laundry. I haven’t always been in IT. Many of you who have followed me on Spiceworks know that once upon a time I was a police officer. The biggest lesson I learned...
4 March, 2014 | Richard Muniz

Surviving a SOX Audit: Temp Accounts

We continue a series of articles about aspects of SOX audit by Richard Muniz. The first one tells about the challenges of an internal audit, network security and some common mistakes IT Pros make. The second one illustrates how a SOX audit results can show IT Pros what needs to be fixed. Here...
25 July, 2010 | Stephen Schimmel

Challenges of SOX Compliance For IT Systems

SOX compliance for IT systems has become an increasingly important issue for organizations of all kinds. Intended to assign a quantifiable level of accountability to organizations and the IT controls that impact financial reporting operations, the act includes two sections that affect IT...