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A right-sized governance solution…tailor-fit for your enterprise.

COBIT® 2019 is the most recent evolution of ISACA’s globally recognized and utilized COBIT framework.

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Effective governance over information and technology is critical to business success, and this new release further cements COBIT’s continuing role as an important driver of innovation and business transformation.

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In addition to the updated framework, COBIT now offers more implementation resources, practical guidance and insights, as well as comprehensive training opportunities. Implementation is now more flexible, enabling you to right-size your governance solution using COBIT, and training opportunities will help you to derive maximum ROI from your solution.

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COBIT 2019 is specifically designed to play well with others. Guidance is provided to help you integrate the industry standards, guidelines, regulations and best practices unique to your enterprise into your governance solution using COBIT.

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Introducing COBIT 2019

Good governance is a vital element of strategy formulation and business transformation success, and COBIT 2019 can help chart that path forward.

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Current COBIT Users Gain Even More from COBIT2019

This revised governance framework contains everything you value about COBIT 5, plus exciting new features and focus areas.

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Right-Size Your Governance of Enterprise Information & Technology

If you are new to COBIT, there has never been a better time to reevaluate your enterprise governance program.

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Get a great read and clearer understanding of COBIT® 2019.

Optimize enterprise governance of information and technology (EGIT), and learn how to implement the framework for maximum enterprise value.

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ISACA developed this audit program as a companion to COBIT Focus Area: DevOps, Using COBIT® 2019. The focus area publication describes how COBIT framework concepts apply to DevOps and is intended to help enterprises evaluate management practices important to the development of an effective governance system over DevOps.

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ISACA’s IT Control Objective for Sarbanes-Oxley, 4th Edition provides guidance on the assessment of the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting (ICFR) in attestation of the management assessment, to comply with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX).

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This is a focused publication that can serve IT governance functionaries in small and medium enterprises looking for detailed guidance on the applying the COBIT 2019 Model to their organizations.

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The term “DevOps” is used to refer to a set of concepts and practices that bring together, align and functionally conjoin software developers and other participants in the software development life cycle. COBIT Focus Area: DevOps Using COBIT 2019 offers guidance for the governance and management of DevOps.

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COBIT Focus Area: Information & Technology Risk provides guidance related to information and technology (I&T) risk and how to apply COBIT to I&T risk practices. The publication is based on the COBIT core guidance for governance and management objectives, and it enhances the core guidance by highlighting risk-specific practices and activities as well as providing risk-specific metrics.

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COBIT Focus Area: Information Security provides guidance related to information security and how to apply COBIT to specific information security topics/practices within an enterprise. The publication is based on the COBIT core guidance for governance and management objectives, and enhances the core guidance by highlighting security-specific practices and activities as well as providing information security-specific metrics.

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The heart of the COBIT framework incorporates an expanded definition of governance and updates COBIT principles while laying out the structure of the overall framework.

  • New concepts are introduced and terminology is explained—the COBIT Core Model and its 40 management objectives provide the platform for establishing your governance program
  • The performance management system is updated and allows the flexibility to use maturity measurements as well as capability measurements
  • Introductions to design factors and focus areas offer additional practical guidance on flexible adoption of COBIT 2019, whether for specific projects or full implementation.

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This publication contains a detailed description of the COBIT Core Model and its 40 governance/management objectives. Each governance/management objective and its purpose are defined and then matched up with the related process, Alignment Goals and Enterprise Goals.

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This new publication fills an important need for COBIT users—how to put COBIT to practical use. It offers prescriptive how-to information for the user, such as:

  • Tailoring a governance system to the enterprise’s unique circumstances and context
  • Defining and listing various design factors and how they relate to the new COBIT 2019 concepts
  • Describing the potential impact these design factors have on implementation of a governance system, and
  • Recommending workflows for creating the right-sized design for your governance system

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(Video) COBIT 2019 Executive Overview - Insights into the framework and implementation

This guide is an updated version of the previous COBIT 5 Implementation Guide, taking a similar approach to implementation. However, the new terminology and concepts of COBIT 2019, including the design factors, are built into this guidance. When combined with the COBIT 2019 Design Guide, COBIT implementation has never been more practical and custom-tailored to specific governance needs.

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Additional Guidance

Many enterprises lack an approach that integrates cybersecurity standards and enterprise governance of I&T (EGIT) to establish systematic—yet flexible and achievable—governance and management objectives, processes and capability levels to make measured improvements toward cybersecurity goals This publication describes proven practices to anticipate, understand and optimize I&T risk by implementing the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurityversion 1.1 using COBIT 2019. Features of this publication include:

  • NIST CSF Implementation
  • Correlating CSF guidance with measurable governance and management practices
  • Mapping of CSF steps and activities to COBIT 2019
  • Appendices for quick reference and further considerations

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Gain additional insight and guidance on leveraging the COBIT framework to create and maintain the most effective governance of enterprise technology and information.

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FAQs

What are the objectives of COBIT? ›

Definition of Control Objectives for Information and Related Technologies. Control Objectives for Information and Related Technologies, more popularly known as COBIT, is a framework that aims to help organizations that are looking to develop, implement, monitor, and improve IT governance and information management.

What is COBIT in information technology? ›

COBIT is the acronym for Control Objectives for Information and Related Technologies. The COBIT framework was created by ISACA to bridge the crucial gap between technical issues, business risks and control requirements.

How many control objectives are there in COBIT? ›

The Framework explains how IT processes deliver the information that the business needs to achieve its objectives. This delivery is controlled through 34 high-level control objectives, one for each IT process, contained in the four domains.

What are the 5 principles of COBIT? ›

The 5 key principles of COBIT 5 | ALC Training News
  • COBIT 5: The 5 key principles. ...
  • Meeting stakeholder needs. ...
  • Covering the enterprise end-to-end. ...
  • Applying a Single, Integrated Framework. ...
  • Enabling a Holistic Approach. ...
  • Separating Governance From Management.

What is a control objective? ›

A Control Objective is an assessment object that defines the risk categories for a Process or Sub-Process. Control Objectives define the COSO compliance categories that the Controls are intended to mitigate.

What is the main objective of information technology? ›

Information Technology will allow you to streamline work processes and improve communication within the company, thereby helping your employees save time and making your operations much more efficient.

What are the COBIT processes? ›

COBIT relates process to a life cycle of plan, design, build, operate, monitor and update.
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  • Service requests.
  • Change management.
  • Asset management.
  • Configuration management.
  • Supplier management (including cloud supplier management)

What is COBIT and how can IT be used for internal control? ›

Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT) is an increasingly internationally accepted set of guidance materials for IT governance designed to assist in the implementation of effective IT governance throughout an enterprise.

What are the key components of COBIT? ›

There are five main components of COBIT. These are the COBIT framework, process descriptions, management guidelines, maturity models, and control objectives.

What is the purpose of using the COBIT risk management framework and approach? ›

The COBIT framework stresses regulatory compliance, allows companies to get more value from IT, and helps align IT with the goals of the business to enable organizations to manage risk more effectively.

In what way does COBIT help in the alignment of business and IT objectives? ›

Like other IT management frameworks, COBIT helps align business goals with IT goals by establishing links between the two and creating a process that can help bridge a gap between IT — or IT silos — and outside departments.

How many processes COBIT have? ›

What is the Difference Between COBIT 5 and COBIT 2019?
COBIT 2019COBIT 5
40 processes37 processes
Governance framework principles presentGovernance framework principles are absent
Enablers renamed as componentsEnablers are included
Design factors availableDesign factors are not available
3 more rows
16 Aug 2022

What are the four domains of COBIT? ›

COBIT defines IT activities in a generic process model within four domains. These domains are Plan and Organise, Acquire and Implement, Deliver and Support, and Monitor and Evaluate.

Which of the following is not one of the five principles of COBIT? ›

Answer (b) is correct because business processes is not one of the 5 principles of COBIT 5. (5)Separating governance from management.

What does COBIT 5 stand for? ›

COBIT 5 is a framework from the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) for the management and governance of information technology (IT).

Is COBIT a risk management framework? ›

Organizations need to understand that COBIT 5 is an end-to-end framework that considers optimization of risk as a key value objective. COBIT 5 considers governance and management of risk as part of the overall governance and management of enterprise IT.

What is COBIT maturity model? ›

More concrete the COBIT maturity model is measuring how well IT processes are managed. Therefore, COBIT defines a generic maturity model scale. Subsequently, out of this generic scale there is a specific maturity model derived for each of the 34 IT management processes defined in COBIT.

What are the five 5 control objectives? ›

The control objectives include authorization, completeness, accuracy, validity, physical safeguards and security, error handling and segregation of duties.

What are the 3 objectives of internal control? ›

What is the definition of internal control?
  • effectiveness and efficiency of operations;
  • reliability of financial reporting; and.
  • compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

What are the 7 important control activities? ›

Tip. The seven internal control procedures are separation of duties, access controls, physical audits, standardized documentation, trial balances, periodic reconciliations, and approval authority.

What is the importance of information technology? ›

Information technology helps to build and grow the commerce and business sector and generate the maximum possible output. The time taken by different sectors to generate business is now minimized with advancements in Information technology. It provides electronic security, storage, and efficient communication.

What are the six important business objectives of information system? ›

The six important business objectives of information technology are new products, services, and business models; customer and supplier intimacy; survival; competitive advantage, operational excellence, and: improved decision making.

What are 3 major goals at tech companies? ›

Over and above all of the detailed company activity, the vast majority of organizations have three big goals in common: to save time, save money and keep their systems secure.

Why should companies use COBIT? ›

A key benefit or features of COBIT is implementing IT Governance standard across the organisation. Using COBIT ensures that risk related to IT is minimised and effective controls and measures are put in place to ensure that all processes are monitored.

What are the 5 process domains of COBIT 5? ›

Starting with the governance domain (EDM) followed by the management domain (PBRM) with the APO, BAI, DSS and MEA control objectives.

Is COBIT a software? ›

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SoftExpert offers the most advanced and comprehensive software solution for compliance management that meets the stringent needs of COBIT®.

What are the 5 internal controls? ›

There are five interrelated components of an internal control framework: control environment, risk assessment, control activities, information and communication, and monitoring.

How can COBIT help with governance and compliance? ›

COBIT enables clear policy development and good practice for IT control throughout organizations. COBIT emphasizes regulatory compliance, helps organizations to develop, organize and implement strategies around information management and governance.

What are the 3 types of internal controls? ›

Types of Internal Controls
  • Overview. There are two basic categories of internal controls – preventive and detective. ...
  • Preventive Controls. ...
  • Detective Controls. ...
  • Last Reviewed. ...
  • Training. ...
  • Contacts.

What are the four domains of COBIT? ›

COBIT defines IT activities in a generic process model within four domains. These domains are Plan and Organise, Acquire and Implement, Deliver and Support, and Monitor and Evaluate.

What is the purpose of using the COBIT risk management framework and approach? ›

The COBIT framework stresses regulatory compliance, allows companies to get more value from IT, and helps align IT with the goals of the business to enable organizations to manage risk more effectively.

In what way does COBIT help in the alignment of business and IT objectives? ›

Like other IT management frameworks, COBIT helps align business goals with IT goals by establishing links between the two and creating a process that can help bridge a gap between IT — or IT silos — and outside departments.

What are the COBIT processes? ›

COBIT relates process to a life cycle of plan, design, build, operate, monitor and update.
...
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  • Service requests.
  • Change management.
  • Asset management.
  • Configuration management.
  • Supplier management (including cloud supplier management)

What are the four 4 focus areas of IT governance? ›

IT governance should focus on four key areas:
  • strategic alignment with business;
  • value delivery;
  • risk management; and.
  • resource management.

How many processes COBIT have? ›

What is the Difference Between COBIT 5 and COBIT 2019?
COBIT 2019COBIT 5
40 processes37 processes
Governance framework principles presentGovernance framework principles are absent
Enablers renamed as componentsEnablers are included
Design factors availableDesign factors are not available
3 more rows
16 Aug 2022

What are the objectives of IT governance? ›

Common IT governance objectives

Guarantee delivery of value to company investors. Monitor key IT capability decisions. Create business value. Develop products.

How does COBIT benefit the risk management of an organization? ›

COBIT 5 for Risk helps organizations to identify such roles by providing a specific description/definition of each role and structure. This helps organizations to establish their lines of defense for risk management. Risk management must be embedded in the normal process and form part of the daily management practice.

How can COBIT help with governance and compliance? ›

COBIT enables clear policy development and good practice for IT control throughout organizations. COBIT emphasizes regulatory compliance, helps organizations to develop, organize and implement strategies around information management and governance.

Why is COBIT valuable to management and IT auditors? ›

The advantage of COBIT is that it helps determine these objectives. Therefore, instead of waiting for an audit, businesses can implement controlled self-assessments, where management can themselves evaluate the efficiency of the control structure.

How can COBIT controls help an organization measure and improve its business performance? ›

COBIT 2019's approach to performance and compliance reduces maintenance costs, improves the alignment between security, risk management-focused experts, and emerging technology, boosts client satisfaction, and helps keep companies safe from attacks.

What are the benefits of using COBIT as opposed to other control frameworks? ›

A key benefit or features of COBIT is implementing IT Governance standard across the organisation. Using COBIT ensures that risk related to IT is minimised and effective controls and measures are put in place to ensure that all processes are monitored.

Which of the following is not one of the five principles of COBIT? ›

Answer (b) is correct because business processes is not one of the 5 principles of COBIT 5. (5)Separating governance from management.

What are the key components of COBIT? ›

There are five main components of COBIT. These are the COBIT framework, process descriptions, management guidelines, maturity models, and control objectives.

What are the 5 process domains of COBIT 5? ›

Starting with the governance domain (EDM) followed by the management domain (PBRM) with the APO, BAI, DSS and MEA control objectives.

What is COBIT maturity model? ›

More concrete the COBIT maturity model is measuring how well IT processes are managed. Therefore, COBIT defines a generic maturity model scale. Subsequently, out of this generic scale there is a specific maturity model derived for each of the 34 IT management processes defined in COBIT.

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