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    Security, CSO, ERM, Centralized Governance, & Sarbanes-Oxley Act

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    • Brown, C. V., DeHayes, D. W., Hoffer, J. A., Martin, E. W., & Perkins, W. C. (2012). Managing information technology
    • (7th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

    1.Why does the Sarbanes-Oxley Act impact the work of IT personnel?

    2.What benefits are associated with centralized governance of IT resources, and how do these differ from those associated with decentralized governance?

    3.What is the role of a chief security officer, and why is this organizational role a relatively new one?

    4.What information security issues does electronic records management address?

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    1.Why does the Sarbanes-Oxley Act impact the work of IT personnel?
    It is important that IT personnel understand the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 in order to ensure that they are in compliance with the law. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act requires "all relevant e-mail and instant message records are kept for a minimum of five years, to guarantee that the auditors can easily obtain the necessary documents" (Brown, DeHayes, Hoffer, Martin, & Perkins, 2012, p. 567). Also, all officers of publicly traded U.S. companies must certify that they are responsible for establishing and maintaining internal controls ((Brown, DeHayes, Hoffer, Martin, & Perkins, 2012). The chief information officer is "directly responsible for the security, accuracy and reliability of the information systems that manage ...

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    This solution offers detailed answers to questions from Brown, DeHayes, Hoffer, Martin, & Perkins text including the impact of the Sarbanes- Oxley Act on IT personnel; benefits of centralized governance of IT resources; discussion of chief security officers; and the security issues electronic records management addresses. Includes APA formatted references.