COBIT Control Objectives for Information and related Technology

The COBIT is a guide of the best practices presented as a framework, aimed at the control and supervision of IT.
It's a series of resources that can serve as reference model for IT management, in which they include control objectives, security guidelines, audit maps, management techniques and tools for implementation, maturity models, critical success factors. measures of performance and results, among other resources.

To help companies successfully meet business challenges today, the IT Governance Institute (ITGI) has published the COBIT 4.1 release that covers the gap between control requirements, technical aspects and business risks for IT controls.

To help companies successfully meet business challenges today, the IT Governance Institute (ITGI) has published the COBIT 4.1 release that covers the gap between control requirements, technical aspects and business risks for IT controls.

The mission of COBIT is to "research, develop, publish and promote a set of control objectives generally accepted for IT that are updated, and international for the day-to-day use of business managers and auditors."

As well as the managers, auditors and users benefit from the COBIT since it helps them to understand the information systems within the company and helps them to decide the level of security and control necessary to protect the assets of their companies through the development of a IT administration plan.

COBIT 4.1.4

The fourth edition of COBIT has 34 processes that cover 210 control objectives classified into 4 domains:

  1. Plan and Organize
  2. Acquire and Implement
  3. Deliver and Support
  4. Monitor and Evaluate

COBIT 5

COBIT 5, launched on April 10, 2012, in its latest edition, accepted worldwide, provides the business vision of the IT Government, whose protagonists are technology and information, in the creation of value for companies.
This edition is based on COBIT 4.1, but integrates other important frameworks and standards such as "VAL IT" and "Risk IT", "ITIL" and ISO standards related to the IT standard.

The benefits of using COBIT for companies of all sizes are:

  1. Optimize IT cost services and technology
  2. Support compliance with laws, regulations, contractual agreements and company policies.
  3. Manage new information technologies.
  4. Better alignment based on a focus on the business.
  5. Comprehensible view of IT for its administration.
  6. Clear definition of property and responsibilities.
  7. General acceptability with third parties and regulatory bodies.
  8. Understanding shared among all stakeholders based on a common language.
  9. Global compliance of IT requirements raised in the COSO Business Internal Control Framework.

"COBIT 5 for information security can help companies reduce their risk profiles through the proper management of security. Specific information and related technologies are increasingly essential for organizations, but information security is essential for shareholder confidence. "

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