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  • Spotlight turns to chief compliance officers

    Move over, ethics officers. New chief compliance officers have fancy law degrees, hefty salary demands – and a seat in the boardroom. 

  • Audit Trail: Sifting through an audit

    Compliance can be complicated, for sure. But there are common trouble spots you can avoid to make your next audit less painful than your last. 

  • Spending too much on compliance? IT can cut costs

    When it comes to SOX pains, a new survey says more companies should turn to IT for a remedy. 

  • VoIP and SOX: Tricky recipe for CIOs

    Adam I. Cohen is a partner in the litigation department in the New York office of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. Nationally recognized for his work on discovery and document retention issues associated with electronic information, he is the co-author of... 

  • Former SEC chair is SOX fan -- with exceptions

    On the third anniversary of the 2002 Sarbanes-Oxley Act, former SEC chairman Arthur Levitt praises SOX but admits it needs some fixing. 

  • Salaries for SOX accountants on the rise

    Strong demand -- and short supply -- means experienced Sarbanes-Oxley accountants don't come cheap. 

  • Advertising for help can showcase security weaknesses

    A digital forensics expert warns that online job postings detailing IT skills also broadcast potential security problems. 

  • 10 ways to prep for auditors

    There are 10 ways to prepare for those auditors knocking at your door -- and avoid wasting time and money. 

  • Audit Trail: The best tool for reducing risk is teamwork

    One of the biggest frustrations IT auditors have is that their work sometimes leads to the company spending time and money to fix things that don't need fixing. That wastes valuable resources that could have been spent elsewhere. 

  • Audit Trail: The good, the gotcha and the guesser

    In theory, IT auditors and IT professionals want the same thing: a secure, well-designed and efficient IT environment that -- ultimately -- helps the business better serve all of its customers.