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  • House votes to give small companies more time on Sarbanes-Oxley

    The U.S. House of Representatives moved toward giving small companies an additional year to adhere to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act's accounting rules, which are being revised by the Securities and Exchange Commission. 

  • Retailers face deadline for security standard

    Credit card firms are giving merchants until June 30 to comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, which is designed to protect users from online theft. Teranet discusses what it had to do. 

  • Risk management: Think policy first, technology second

    Auditor on your tail? Gartner analysts have six hot technologies that'll impress the inspector -- but with one caveat: Have good policies in place before you buy. 

  • Sarbanes-Oxley advice for smaller public companies

    Smaller public companies have had more challenges when it comes to preparing for Sarbanes-Oxley. James Champy offers some tips for those trying to do more with less in achieving compliance. 

  • Email archiving: Four steps to ensuring success

    Compliance regulations and legal discovery issues are playing an increasingly important role in how emails are stored and retrieved. As a result, the need for email archiving has skyrocketed, and the CIO must play a significant role in making it work... 

  • Securities fraud suits down, accounting complaints up

    The number of class actions filed alleging securities fraud plummeted in 2006, due in part to tougher enforcement, according to a study released by Stanford Law School. 

  • Acquisition bolsters IBM's compliance, security portfolio

    IBM's purchase of Dutch software firm Consul gives it a security and compliance auditing product that runs on both distributed and mainframe systems. 

  • Data governance rises to top of compliance efforts

    Analysts in the field of regulatory compliance say enterprises should increasingly build their IT auditing processes around database governance efforts. 

  • Server energy efficiency standard completed

    The EPA and industry leaders finished a server energy efficiency standard that would allow end users to compare energy usage for 1U and 2U rack servers. 

  • Secure access and simplicity -- a balancing act that pays off

    Securing $5 billion worth of investment portfolios while allowing easy access for customers and partners are just a few of the challenges investment firm Financial Engines meets -- while keeping up with compliance standards.