Press Release

For Immediate Release

Dan Thompson
PAN Communications

Ecora Software Chief Compliance Advisor James Sayles to Present at 2007 IIA Risk and Control Conference

Recognized Expert on Regulatory Compliance Issues to Discuss Solutions to Common Challenges

Portsmouth, N.H. – August 15, 2007 – Arming auditors with vital information for overcoming IT security and compliance challenges, Ecora Software today announced that Chief Compliance Advisor James Sayles will present at the annual Institute of Internal Auditors' (IIA) Risk & Control Conference at 10:15 a.m. PDT on Tuesday, August 21 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego. Sayles' presentation, titled, “If Compliance is so Critical, Then Why Are We Still Failing Audits? ” will focus on establishing successful practices to ensure organizations can achieve and maintain a consistent state of compliance and provide the report validation auditors expect.

Compliance regulations continue to be a focal point for IT departments. Sarbanes-Oxley may have raised IT data security to a boardroom concern, but many companies are still failing to provide adequate evidence to auditors that appropriate configuration change control is in place. For most, it's not an intentional act. In the overworked world of today's IT professional, most simply don't know where to begin.

During Sayles' session, attendees will learn specific strategies to increase their opportunities to successfully pass compliance and security audits. Candid discussions will focus on configuration auditing and what the auditor's expectations are for the level of configuration data a company is able to collect and report on as part of the examination process.

In addition, attendees will learn:

  • Strategies for turning compliance from an event-driven response to an integrated business process
  • Methods for getting beyond surface configurations to achieve consistent compliance
  • What are the specific IT controls companies need in place to satisfy audit objectives

James Sayles, Chief Compliance Advisor, Ecora Software

Critical Issues Track - If Compliance is so Critical, Then Why Are We Still Failing Audits?

Agust 21, 2007
10:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. PDT

About IIA Risk & Control Conference
The IIA's Risk & Control Conference was specially developed for The IIA by recognized risk management and internal audit professionals. This important event, based on the experience of leading-edge organizations, will help internal audit professionals assess which risks are acceptable and which ones should not be tolerated by providing access to the latest risk and control tools and techniques. Attendees at the conference will find that their skills are elevated to the next level as they are armed by conference sessions providing the information and tools necessary for fulfilling the important role internal auditors play in their organization's risk and control continuum. To find out more or register online, please visit

About Ecora

Ecora Software provides Enterprise Configuration Visibility™ to customers worldwide, ensuring their IT infrastructures are secure, compliant and effective. Ecora is the market-proven leader in transforming enterprise-wide configuration data into easy-to-understand reports for regulatory compliance and enabling IT best practices. The Company's flagship solution, Auditor Professional™, provides the only patented architecture proven to automate the collection and reporting of configuration information from the entire infrastructure, without agents. Ecora Software takes the cost and complexity out of compliance audits and adopting IT best practices for more than 800 active worldwide customers, including many of the Fortune 100.

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