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Financial April 26, 2006, 11:00am - 13:00pm EDT
Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 for Non-U.S. Companies
- Chrisan Herrod, Chief Security Officer, SEC Learn More

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What the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 means for non-U.S. companies.

Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act requires reports by a company’s management and its auditors on its internal control of financial reporting. SOX applies to all companies with a U.S. listing, affecting both U.S. and non-U.S. companies, The SEC granted non-U.S. firms an extension to comply until July 2006, due to additional burdens placed on their companies in having to comply with their own national regulations and the new SEC provisions

What are the security issues of compliance and what do non-U.S. companies have to do to ensure their systems will be safe and in meet the SEC mandates? Join us for an exclusive presentation from Chrisan Herrod of the Securities & Exchange Commission who will be discussing in detail the Sarbanes-Oxley Act from a security perspective.

  • Chief Executive OfficersChief Accounting OfficersChief Compliance OfficersCorporate Legal CounselControllersAssistant ControllersFinance ExecutivesTreasurersInternal Audit ExecutivesTax ExecutivesChief Financial OfficersChief Operating Officers
  • Chief Technology Officers

How certain are you in the accuracy of your financial results? Legislative initiatives aimed at reforming financial transparency are enacted to build public trust in corporations’ focus on serving their shareholders.  Once a company has met the core requirements, however, the challenge is to accurately sustain that compliance, while reducing the costs associated with the program.  With Hyperion Business Performance Management solutions, corporations have the tools necessary to drive swift, accurate and comprehensive financial closing and reporting, comply with internal controls and regulatory requirements, while incrementally reducing the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of the program as a whole.


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Chrisan Herrod accepted her position with the SEC in August 2003.  She is responsible for implementing the SEC’s information security and IT business continuity programs and for the operational security of the SEC’s critical infrastructure. 

Prior to her appointment at the SEC, she was with the National Defense University, Information Resource Management College, where she served as both Department Chair of the Information Operations and Assurance Department and as a Professor of Information Security. 

Her previous information security experience includes Director of Global IT Security at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies and Director of Information Security at Fannie Mae, a leading real estate, financial institution.  While at Fannie Mae she became involved in the White House sponsored, Partnership for Critical Infrastructure Security as the Information Sharing and Analysis Working Group Chair.

From 1993 to 1998 she was a senior civilian with the Department of Defense’s Information Security Program Office serving as Director of Plans, Policy and Resource Management and Director of IA Education, Training and Awareness.  From 1988 to 1992, she was assigned to the White House Military Office, Office of Emergency Operations at the Defense Information Systems Agency. Ms. Herrod served as an active duty military intelligence officer in the US Army and retired as a Major, USAF Reserve.

She is an adjunct professor teaching information security and leadership courses with both the University of Fairfax and Syracuse University. She is pursuing her PhD in Information Systems at Nova Southeastern University.

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