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System For Managing Audit/Process Compliance

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000018781D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Aug-07
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Aug-07

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Our solution proposes several changes to how an organization maintains an audit ready posture and can monitor their compliance to various policies. We define an audit ready organization as one which: performs consistent self reviews of its compliance, maintains integrity of results by restricting and tracking modifications, and has readily available, understandable and verifiable reports of their audit posture. Our system facilitates all of these requirements. First, reviews are defined in a schedule and created according to a specific definition. Data integrity is ensured by disallowing any human manipulation from the time it is provided to the time it enters the data warehouse. Finally, the data is well defined and checked for validity making actions based on various audit patterns easy to automate