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Governance, Risk, and Compliance Handbook: Technology, Finance, Environmental, and International Guidance and Best Practices by Anthony Tarantino

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CHAPTER 13

COBIT

Richard Marti

13.1 BACKGROUND

13.2 HISTORY

(a) Planning and Organization

(b) Acquisition and Implementation

(c) Delivery and Support

(d) Monitoring

13.3 COBIT CUBE

(a) COBIT 4.x

(b) Main Changes in COBIT 4.x

(c) COBIT 4.x Highlights

(d) COBIT 4.x Maturity Model

13.4 LINKING BUSINESS GOALS TO IT GOALS

(a) Business Requirements Mapping with IT Resources/Processes

(i) Quality

(ii) Security

(iii) Fiduciary

13.5 HOW WILL COBIT 4.x IMPACT/BENEFIT USERS?

13.6 CONCLUSION

REFERENCES

13.1 BACKGROUND

Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology (COBIT) is an IT governance control framework. COBIT's purpose is to ensure IT resources are aligned with an enterprise's business objectives so that services delivered balance IT risks and returns. COBIT defines 34 significant processes, links 318 detailed controls activities to them, and defines an internal control framework for all of them.

COBIT is designed for three distinct audiences:

  1. Management. —to help them to balance risk and control investment in an often unpredictable IT environment
  2. Users. —to obtain assurance on the security and controls of IT services
  3. Information systems auditors. —to substantiate their opinions and/or to provide better advice to management on internal controls

13.2 HISTORY

The COBIT framework was defined in the first edition, published in 1996. Research for second edition (released in 1998) included the collection and analysis of identified international sources and was carried out by ...

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