SOX and HIPPA and RESPA, Oh My! Mastering Software Compliance

Elle Ringham, Cognizant

Determining whether legal and contractual issues apply to your development efforts isn't always simple. There may be some obvious factors-industry regulations, service level agreements (SLAs), and state or federal agency oversight. However, other factors may not be so obvious. Even today, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act is largely legally untested, subjecting your company to unknown legal risks. Examining legal, compliance, and audit issues throughout the QA process lifecycle, Elle Ringham discusses the right questions to ask and what to do with the answers. She provides guidelines you need to work with stakeholders, developers, attorneys, and auditors. Incorporate legal requirements and compliance issues as part of the architecture, development process, and for all strategic business initiatives. Take away audit templates, metrics to help you know where you stand, and sample reports you may need to produce in your current or next project.

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