09/20/2007 - Recognizing that compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley is disproportionately costly for small companies, the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce has called for the Securities and Exchange Commission to exempt small public companies from certain provisions of Section 404 of the statute. Section 404 requires public companies to put into place an internal control structure for financial reporting and to report annually on the structure’s effectiveness. @ That recommendation, and four others, can be found in a fairer climb: improving Sarbanes-Oxley, available at SM Online.
09/14/2007 - The guide defines important terms used in the security guidelines and then outlines the steps companies should follow to develop and implement an information security program, such as conducting assessments of internal and external threats. It also provides methods of assessing policies and procedures.
09/13/2007 - Corporate Fraud provides a clear window into that world. Author John D. O’Gara was the director of internal audit at a Fortune 500 company and has more than 30 years’ experience in the field. He has written a book that will serve both as a training manual for fraud investigators and a guide for security professionals interested in learning more about this field.