SOX - Sarbanes Oxley Home Cybersecurity Dictionary SOX - Sarbanes Oxley SOX is a federal law that established sweeping auditing and financial regulations for public companies. The Sarbanes–Oxley Act of 2002, also known as the Public Company Accounting Reform and Investor Protection Act and Corporate and Auditing Accountability, Responsibility, and Transparency Act and most commonly SOX, is a United States federal law that set new or expanded requirements for all U.S. public company boards, management and public accounting firms. A number of provisions of the Act also apply to privately held companies and non-profits. It establishes extensive auditing and financial regulations for public companies. The Act contains significant changes for publicly traded securities, auditors, corporate board members, and lawyers. It focuses on identifying and then punishing people who perform corporate fraud and corruption and has penalties for noncompliance. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforces SOX. Related TermsSWIFT - Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial TelecommunicationGLBA - Gramm-Leach-Bliley Share: Seeking Clarity? View the Cybersecurity Dictionary for top terms searched by your peers. Back to the Dictionary RELATED INSIGHTS DOWNLOAD February 22, 2016 Convenience Store Chain Protects Financial Information with a Complete Solution Read how Optiv delivered a complete solution to protect the company's financial information. See Details Read more about Convenience Store Chain Protects Financial Information with a Complete Solution How Can We Help? Let us know what you need, and we will have an Optiv professional contact you shortly.