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11 November 2008
SPV America to provide Security Weaver workshops
Register for workshops in Munich Germany and San Francisco CA.

10 November 2008
SPV America CEO Presented at Systems 2009
Vanessa Balogh presented on the following topics:

GRC a holistic approach with today's tools and technologies

Moving beyond Information Security to Process Oriented Risk Management

7 November 2008
SOX Institute releases First Book in Sarbanes-Oxley Body of Knowledge (Sox BokTM) Series
SOX Institute today announced the publication of the first book in its Sarbanes-Oxley Body of Knowledge (SOXBoK) series, “The Sarbanes-Oxley Act: An Introduction”. SOX Institute recognizes 23 professionals including SPV America in the creation of the SOX BoK. More info.

First Book in Sarbanes-Oxley Body of Knowledge (SOX BoKTM) Series

New York, NY (PRWEB) November 7, 2008 –SOX Institute today announced the publication of the first book in its Sarbanes-Oxley Body of Knowledge (SOXBoK) series, “The Sarbanes-Oxley Act: An Introduction” (Van Haren Publishing, ISBN 9087530838).

“SOXBoK is the culmination of nearly three years of work by a dedicated team of thought leaders and experts in the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002,” said Sanjay Anand, Chairperson of The SOX Institute ( “We consider it our flagship publication, and are thrilled that the book is receiving accolades from practitioners.”

Although large, publicly traded companies are required to comply with the SOX Act, many smaller public companies, private companies, and non-profit organizations are opting to comply in order to reinforce stakeholder confidence. According to Anand, “SOXBoK was written and edited so that it is accessible to everyone from novices to those who are recognized professionals in audit-related fields.”

Anand praised the team of researchers, writers, and editors, whose contributions to SOXBoK led to the creation of this authoritative, comprehensive compendium on the SOX Act. They included:

Kim Czarniewy, EP Medical Systems, Finance and Accounting
Josie De Marco, PMP, Project Management Office, USA, Information Technology
Beth Anne Fellenz, Senior Auditor, Internal & External Audit
Isaac Toyin Gbenle, MBA, CSOX-IT, ESPN, Inc., Legal & Compliance
Kathy Glynn, CPA, Gap Resources, LLP SOX Compliance Consulting, Internal & External Audit Team Lead
John LaCagnina, CSOX, CISA, PMP, CobiT certified, MCSE, MCIPT, AI, Auditor/Security and Compliance Analyst, SOXBoK Board
Johna Ledlow, PMP, CSOXP, Project Manager, Information Technology Team Leader
Debra Noel, EDS, Finance and Accounting Team Leader
Jim O'Keeffe, PMP, CISM, CDP, SPV America, Project Leader
Richard Mays Owen, PMP, PhD, Richard Owen International, Legal & Compliance Team Leader
Robert Schwind, MBA, CSOXP, CISA, GKBN Technologies, Inc, SOXBoK Board
Cindy South, PMP, Yellow Book USA, Documentation & Writing
Heather Turner, CAPM, Olympic Health Management Systems, Documentation & Writing

In addition, a team of reviewers fine-tuned the book so that it captured both the broad strokes of the SOX Act as well as the details of each title and section. The reviewers included:

Ana María Rita Carrizo, Public Accountant, CIA, CISA, Deloitte & Co.
Carol S. Cesareo, CSOXP, CIA Candidate, PharmaNet
Norman L. Comstock, Jr., CIA, CISA, CISSP, CSOXP, CCSA, UHY Advisors
Rena L. Hall, CSOXP, CICS, Midwest Banc Holdings, Inc.
Norman Kromberg, CISA, National Bank Examiner, CQA, Before It's Time Inc.
Kent Leipold, M.B.A., C.B.M., Texas Department of Transportation
Alice Peterson
Kohila R, ACA,CFA,MBA, Atlantis Management Services
Brenda Wynne, CSOXP, Alcon Laboratories

Anand noted that this first installment of SOXBoK gives those who have responsibility for implementing Sarbanes-Oxley and similar regulations actionable information and guidance. “We’re thrilled that we fulfilled our mission of writing this book “by practitioners, for practitioners,” he concluded.

Through December 31, 2008, new, renewing, and extending members of SOX Institute at the $95 level and above (that is, practitioners) will receive a copy of SOXBoK, a $60 value absolutely free (only pay shipping).

About SOX Institute

SOX Institute is part of the GRC Group, which offers its members the most comprehensive knowledge repository and the only certifications available in governance, risk, and compliance. Through its SOX Institute, GRC Institute, and IS/IT-GRC Institute, The GRC Group empowers its members with the expertise necessary to meet their formidable professional responsibilities today and in the coming years. Memberships are available at

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