COBIT

What is COBIT 5

COBIT 5 is the only business framework for the governance and management of enterprise IT. It is the product of a global task force and development team from ISACA, a nonprofit, independent association of nearly 100,000 governance, security, risk and assurance professionals in 160 countries.

COBIT 5 incorporates the latest thinking in enterprise governance and management techniques, and provides globally accepted principles, practices, analytical tools and models to help increase the trust in, and value from, information systems.

COBIT 5 builds and expands on COBIT 4.1 by integrating other major frameworks, standards and resources, including ISACA's Val IT and Risk IT, Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL®) and related standards from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

The power of COBIT 5 is in its breadth of tools, resources and guidance. The value of COBIT 5 is in how it applies to your profession. COBIT 5 covers a wide range of areas including

Manage vulnerabilities and ensure compliance. Evaluate and optimize enterprise risk Oversee and manage information security keep ahed of rapidly changing regulations Align IT goals and strategic business objectives

Who Uses COBIT 5?

COBIT 5 is generic and useful for enterprises of all sizes, whether commercial, not-for-profit or in public sector.

COBIT 5 is used globally by those who have the primary responsibility for business processes and technology, depend on technology for relevant and reliable information, and provide quality, reliability and control of information and related technology.

Key COBIT 5 users include enterprise executives and consultants in the following areas:

  • Audit and Assurance
  • Compliance
  • IT Operations
  • Governance
  • Security and Risk Managemen

Why Use COBIT 5?

New user demands, industry-specific regulations and risk scenarios emerge every day. Maximizing the value of intellectual property, managing risk and security and assuring compliance through effective IT governance and management has never been more important.

No other framework focused on enterprise IT offers the breadth or benefits of COBIT. It helps enterprises of all sizes:

  • Maintain high-quality information to support business decisions
  • Achieve strategic goals through the effective and innovative use of IT
  • Achieve operational excellence through reliable, efficient application of technology
  • Maintain IT-related risk at an acceptable level
  • Optimize the cost of IT services and technology
  • Support compliance with relevant laws, regulations, contractual agreements and policies

Getting started- COBIT 5 Online

COBIT 5 Online is a multi-phase initiative by ISACA to address a wide variety of member needs for accessing, understanding and applying the COBIT 5 framework. The primary objective of this inaugural version is to provide easy access to online versions of COBIT 5 publications.

While retaining all of the stylistic conventions of print editions, the online editions greatly simplify the process of navigating, searching and exporting the principles, practices, analytical tools and models that make COBIT 5 an essential resource for the governance and management of enterprise IT.

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COBIT 5 publications

The COBIT 5 set of products developed by ISACA includes the framework itself, and others providing additional guidance on the enablers within the framework and how professionals can use COBIT in delivering their products and services.

COBIT 5 Framework

COBIT 5 is the overarching business and management framework for governance and management of enterprise IT. This volume documents the 5 principles of COBIT 5 and defines the 7 supporting enablers.For the COBIT 5 framework document, please click here

COBIT 5 Implementation

Provides a good practice approach for implementing GEIT based on a continual improvement life cycle that should be tailored to suit the enterprise’s specific needs.

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COBIT 5: Enabling Processes

A detailed reference guide to the processes defined in the COBIT 5 process reference model. Includes the COBIT 5 goals cascade, a process model explanation and the process reference model.

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COBIT 5: Enabling Information

A detailed reference guide for the Information enabler for the governance and management of enterprise IT (GEIT). This guide further explains the Information Model (based on the COBIT 5 generic enabler model) and provides examples of fully elaborated information entities. This guide should be considered the "information" equivalent of COBIT 5: Enabling Processes

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The COBIT 5 publications family also includes Professional Guides and Assessment program related documents

COBIT 5 Professional Guides

COBIT 5 for Information Security

Information security is essential in the day-to-day operations of enterprises, which must ensure confidentiality and integrity of their information, while providing availability to those who have business reasons to use it.

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COBIT 5 for Assurance

Building on the COBIT 5 framework, this guide focuses on assurance and provides more detailed and practical guidance for assurance professionals and other interested parties at all levels of the enterprise on how to use COBIT 5 to support a variety of IT assurance activities.

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COBIT 5 for Risk

This information risk view of COBIT 5 serves as the information risk specific guidance as it relates to COBIT for ISACA’s information risk constituents. The guide should be considered the risk focused equivalent of the COBIT 5 for Information Security publication within the COBIT 5 family of products.

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COBIT 5 Assessment Programme

The COBIT Assessment Programme is the basis for assessing an enterprise’s processes for the governance and management of information technology and related services as described in COBIT 5.

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Process Assessment Model(PAM)

The COBIT Process Assessment Model (PAM): Using COBIT 5 provides a basis for assessing an enterprise’s processes against COBIT 5. The model is evidence-based to enable a reliable, consistent and repeatable way to assess IT process capabilities, which helps IT leaders gain C-level and board member buy-in for change and improvement initiatives.The PAM combines COBIT 5 with ISO/IEC 15504-2, and provides the basis for a robust, dependable assessment approach.

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Self-Assessment Guide

This publication provides a basis for assessing an enterprise’s processes against COBIT 5. The model is evidence-based to enable a reliable, consistent and repeatable way to assess IT process capabilities.

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Assessor Guide

This guide is intended to support those undertaking process assessments using the formal COBIT PAM. It can be used by team members involved in process assessments to understand what steps need to be taken and how those steps work together. It also can be used by internal auditors to enhance their existing audit scope.

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COBIT 5 training

ISACA Bangalore Chapter offers a wide variety of COBIT training opportunities designed to fit your unique requirements for subject matter and learning style. Learn COBIT basics, collaborate with COBIT users or participate in intense implementation discussions through structured, formal and authentic COBIT learning solutions.

ISACA Bangalore Chapter conducts various COBIT 5 training programs including

COBIT 5 Foundation

Delve into the essential components of COBIT 5 to learn how it covers the business end-to-end and helps you effectively govern and manage enterprise IT. Developed for anyone interested in obtaining foundation-level knowledge of COBIT, the course explains the COBIT framework and supporting materials in a logical and example-driven approach.

Participants will learn more about:

  • How IT management issues are affecting organizations
  • The need for an effective framework to govern and manage enterprise IT
  • How COBIT is used with other standards and best practices
  • The functions that COBIT provides and the benefits of using COBIT
  • How to apply COBIT in a practical situation

COBIT 5 Implementation

Get a practical appreciation of how to apply the COBIT 5 Implementation Guide to specific business problems, pain points, trigger events and risk scenarios within the organization. Learn to apply COBIT 5 into your enterprise and to effectively use it for client initiatives. Attendees will walk away with an appreciation of how to effectively use the COBIT 5 continual improvement lifecycle approach for different organizational scenarios.

Participants will learn more about:

  • How to effectively analyze enterprise drivers
  • Implementation challenges, their root causes and success factors
  • How avoid potential implementation pitfalls by leveraging good practices

COBIT 5 Assessor Course

The COBIT 5 Assessor course provides a basis for assessing an enterprise’s process capabilities against the COBIT 5 Process Reference Model (PRM). Evidence-based to enable a reliable, consistent and repeatable way to assess IT process capabilities, this model helps IT leaders gain C-level and board member buy-in for change and improvement initiatives.

Assessment results provide a determination of process capability. They can be used for process improvement, delivering value to the business, measuring the achievement of current or projected business goals, benchmarking, consistent reporting and organizational compliance.

Participants will learn more about:

  • How to perform a process capability assessment using the Assessor Guide: using COBIT 5
  • How to apply the Process Assessment Model (The PAM) in performing a process capability assessment
  • How to identify and assess the roles and responsibilities in the process capability assessment process

For details about COBIT 5 training, upcoming schedules etc. please write to chapter@isacabangalore.org

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