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1 Evolving IT Framework Standards (Compliance and IT)

2 Jim Hulsey Sarbanes-Oxley The United States has clear legislation for Compliance in Information Technology. It is called ‘Sarbanes-Oxley’ and here is the basis of that law…

3 Jim Hulsey Regulatory and Standards Compliance Sarbanes-Oxley The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 Establishes new standards for Corporate Boards and Audit Committees Section 404: Management Assessment of Internal Control Sarbanes compliance is based on effective and efficient business processes including IT environment, enabled by properly designed and implemented technology, executed by competent people “Electronic paper trails" are necessary to ensure compliance From an IT perspective, the key to compliance is the documentation, monitoring, and management of the compliance control architecture

4 Jim Hulsey 21 CFR Part11 - Electronic Records and Electronic Signatures FDA specified its requirements for accepting electronic records in lieu of paper records Requires IT to design and qualify networks and the associated infrastructure and to operate them in a compliant manner Regulatory and Standards Compliance 21 CFR Part 11

5 Jim Hulsey ISO/IEC 17799 “Information Technology – Code of Practice for Information Security Management” offers guidelines and voluntary directions for information security management. BS7799-2:2002 “Information Security Management – Specification with Guidance for Use” is a standard specification for Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) ISMS is the means by which Senior Management Monitor and control their security, minimizing residual business risk and ensuring that security continues to fulfill corporate, customer and legal requirements. It forms part of an organization’s internal control system. Regulatory and Standards Compliance ISO 17799 and BS7799 > ISO 27000 series

6 Jim Hulsey 132 Controls under 11 sections Major Headings Security policy Organization of information security Asset management Human resources security Physical and environmental security Communications and operations management Access control Information systems acquisition, development and maintenance Information security incident management Business continuity management Compliance Regulatory and Standards Compliance ISO 17799 > ISO 27000 Series

7 Jim Hulsey Section 5: Physical and Environmental Security (Objectives) To reduce risks of human error, theft, fraud or misuse of facilities To ensure that users are aware of information security threats and concerns and are equipped to support the corporate security policy in the course of their normal work To minimize the damage from security incidents and malfunctions and learn from such incidents Regulatory and Standards Compliance ISO 17799 => ISO 27000 Series

8 Jim Hulsey Section 6: Computer & Network Management (Objectives) To ensure the correct and secure operation of information processing facilities To minimize the risk of systems failures To protect the integrity of software and information To maintain the integrity and availability of information processing and communication To ensure the safeguarding of information in networks and the protection of the supporting infrastructure To prevent damage to assets and interruptions to business activities Regulatory and Standards Compliance ISO 17799 => ISO 27000 Series

9 Jim Hulsey Section 9: Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning (Objectives) To counteract interruptions to business activities and interruptions to critical business processes from the effects of major failures or disasters Regulatory and Standards Compliance ISO 17799 > ISO 27000 Series

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