The Sarbanes–Oxley Act of 2002, also known as the “Public Company Accounting Reform and Investor Protection Act" and “Corporate and Auditing Accountability, Responsibility, and Transparency Act" and …
Enacted by: the 107th United States Congress
Titles amended: 15, 18, 28, 29
Statutes at Large: 116 Stat. 745
Nicknames: Sarbanes–Oxley, Sarbox, SOX
The stated goal of SOX is “to protect investors by improving the accuracy and reliability of corporate disclosures.” Given that an organization’s IT infrastructure is the backbone of how it communicates, it makes sense that compliance with SOX should require introducing broad information accountability measures.