Governance, Risk, and Compliance Handbook for Oracle Applications

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Packt Publishing Ltd, Aug 24, 2012 - Computers - 488 pages
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The book is not organized by product, rather by the governance and risk assurance processes. A given product may be represented in multiple places within the book and a given process may contain multiple product references. To ensure that we keep ourselves grounded in real problems, the book is written as a journal of a fictional company establishing its governance processes. It will introduce managers and directors responsible for various aspects of the governance, risk and compliance problem and where that problem is exposed and how it is addressed in the technology and business applications. The audience for this book is the people that advise the board, the internal audit department and CIO office on controls, security and risk assurance. Consultants that are implementing Financials or GRC Applications who wish to gain an understanding of the Governance Risk and Compliance processes, and how they are represented in Oracle, should find it a useful primer. Risk Assurance professionals will find it a reliable companion.
 

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Nigel King is Vice President for Functional Architecture for Fusion Applications. As such he leads a band of architects whose job it is to steward the designs and underpinnings for those things that span product families. He has been working for Oracle for 17 years. In that time he has worked mostly in Applications Development. Nigel has worked in many areas of Applications, starting off in Distribution Management and then leading Oracle Applications' first venture into Business Intelligence, and Product Lifecycle Management Applications. A restless observer and inventor, Nigel's real passion has always been to see a problem defined, and in being defined well, resolved. By first profession Nigel is a Chartered Management Accountant. He is also a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and Certified Information Security Professional (CISSP). He swears that as soon as he gets the book finished he will catch up with his continuing professional education credits (CPE). Nigel's Patents include, "Methods and systems for portfolio planning," "Audit management workbench," "Internal audit operations for Sarbanes Oxley compliance" and "Audit planning." He was fortunate to be hanging around at Oracle when the whole Enron thing happened. A decade later and GRC Apps have been born, been new, grown old and are now suffused into many of the applications that surround them. Nigel is also Chairman of the Open Applications Group. The Open Applications Group is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit standards development organization (SDO). Our community is focused on building process-based business standards for eCommerce, Cloud Computing, Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), Web Services, and Enterprise Integration. The OAGi Specification includes ICXML, an XML specification for the exchange or risk and control libraries. Before joining Oracle, Nigel worked in what he now considers the real world, first as an Accountant and then selling and implementing business systems. He gained insights in the high technology sector working for Philips, the consumer packaged goods sector working for Homepride Foods and Jeyes Group and was introduced to the software world through Business Technology Consultants. Nigel also co-authored the eBusiness Suite, Manufacturing and Supply Chain handbook. You can also trace Nigel's thinking on GRC at ISACA's international conferences over the years. 2005, An Overview of Emerging Tools and Technologies for Auditors, 2006 Compliant Access Provisioning, 2008 Security Provisioning for Outsourced Services. Nigel is also a licensed boxer, keen soccer player and coach, and Boston qualifying marathon runner. Nigel lives with his beautiful wife Anita and their soccer fanatic son Ansel in San Mateo, California.

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