DRJ Spring 2020

Conference & Exhibit

Attend The #1 BC/DR Event!

Winter Journal

Volume 32, Issue 4

Full Contents Now Available!

Thursday, 22 November 2007 01:30

Business Continuity in a Sarbanes-Oxley World

Written by  Al Berman, CBCP

How Business is Leveraging Business Continuity To Comply with the New Regulation In the wake of spectacular corporate governance failures at several companies, Congress enacted the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 to address the shortcomings of corporate governance and improve the overall controls associated with the management and reporting of corporate financial information. The legislation is aimed at protecting employees, business partners, and corporate. In a period that saw the creation of specific legislation and regulations around business continuity, it was only natural that Sarbanes-Oxley would be seen as an extension of these same regulations. Sarbanes-Oxley does not specifically address business continuity requirements. In fact, it never mentions business continuity at all. But as a practical matter business continuity is seen as a means to create a comprehensive controls environment within an organization. Sarbanes-Oxley is spurring companies to expand the scope of their business continuity initiatives to be more comprehensive in nature, even