FRC (UK) & Bill 198 / CSOX (Canada)

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) empowers regulatory and audit agencies in the UK to enforce the controls that are associated with the security of financial information, as well as monitor and take action to promote the quality of corporate reporting and auditing.

Tabled after SOX in the United States, Bill 198 / CSOX empowers the Ontario Securities Commission to develop guidelines to protect investors in public Canadian companies by improving the accuracy and reliability of corporate disclosures made pursuant to the securities laws.  The law makes it mandatory to have full audit capability on financial information.

The Bit9 Security Platform enhances the ability to control and audit areas within the enterprise that contain critical or sensitive financial data.  It can both audit and report on all software that is responsible for accessing such data while providing complete coverage on any software changes that could lead to undesired access to the data.  Bit9 can also assist with enforcing, controlling, and auditing the financial security compliance policy throughout the organization in order to prove awareness and consumption of the general end user policy.

The  platform provides real-time file tracking that facilitates a live inventory of all executable files that currently reside on all of your systems as well as any executable that has ever been on a computer regardless of its current status, allowing you to identify high-risk files quickly and accurately.

In addition, Bit9 provides controls minimize the risk of malicious, illegal and unauthorized software that can create vulnerabilities and enable targeted attacks by preventing the installation or execution of unauthorized applications and the use of unauthorized portable storage devices. In addition, Bit9 also assists in ensuring the compliance and audit of the security policy out to the end-users.