Sarbanes-Oxley Leaves Wiggle Room -- at First

Recently, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) handed U.S. companies a reprieve, of sorts.

In March, the SEC issued its revised guidelines for compliance for some parts of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOA). The good news, as far as most enterprises were concerned, was that much of the FUD surrounding the act proved unfounded.

But, then, the same could be said not just about SOA, but also about the Gramm Leach Bliley Act (GLBA), the Health Information Privacy and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and many other compliance requirements as a whole.

Sponsor -- Security Solutions for Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance
Sarbanes-Oxley requires companies to have controls in place to protect their sensitive data. Learn how to safeguard your company's critical data with policy-based vulnerability management. Download NetIQ's free guide, "Controlling Your Controls: Security Solutions for Sarbanes-Oxley."

The truth, analysts and vendors say, is that navigating a course through the uncharted seas of compliance is almost never as bad as most companies imagine. In fact, some experts say, the overall compliance process can go a lot more smoothly if companies simply observe many common best practices. Read more.

Sponsor -- Address Corporate Compliance Needs with Mail Attender
The need to secure electronic information for corporate compliance has never been greater. Mail Attender Enterprise gives you the ability to search and retrieve critical information, enforce retention policies and archive data in PST Files, public folders and mailboxes. Manage and protect your information for as low as $5.95 per user.

About the Author

Stephen Swoyer is a Nashville, TN-based freelance journalist who writes about technology.


  • Microsoft Ups Its Windows 10 App Compatibility Assurances

    Microsoft gave assurances this week that organizations adopting Windows 10 likely won't face application compatibility issues.

  • SharePoint Online Users To Get 'Modern' UI Push in April

    Microsoft plans to alter some of the tenant-level blocking capabilities that may have been set up by organizations and deliver its so-called "modern" user interface (UI) to Lists and Libraries for SharePoint Online users, starting in April.

  • How To Use PowerShell Splatting

    Despite its weird name, splatting can be a really handy technique if you create a lot of PowerShell scripts.

  • New Microsoft Customer Agreement for Buying Azure Services To Start in March

    Microsoft will have a new approach for organizations buying Azure services called the "Microsoft Customer Agreement," which will be available for some customers starting as early as this March.

comments powered by Disqus
Most   Popular

Office 365 Watch

Sign up for our newsletter.

Terms and Privacy Policy consent

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.