Date of Defense

4-19-2005

Department

Computer Science

First Advisor

Dr. Mike Tarn

Second Advisor

Dr. Muhammad Razi

Third Advisor

Tom Rienzo

Abstract

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act was passed in 2002 in order to tighten corporate control and accountability in response to major accounting scandals such as Enron and WorldCom. A model is presented to explain the relationship between compliance, business processes, and information technology. Factors critical to complying with the act are: readiness, affordability, external support, scope of review, controllability, IT supportability, and ethics.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Campus Only

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