78% of COBIT survey respondents see increase in value of IT governance

ISACA launched the online version of COBIT 5 (, a consolidated and comprehensive resource center for the governance and management of enterprise IT. The new online platform helps to increase the utility of COBIT, the business framework for the governance and management of enterprise IT, and the COBIT family of products.

As cybersecurity incidents and large-scale data breaches continue to escalate in number and impact, they reveal critical gaps in IT governance among enterprises of all sizes. An ISACA survey of 1,245 professionals from 50 countries who downloaded the COBIT 5 framework shows that, in the face of the business and technology landscape over the past 12 months, close to 8 in 10 people (78 percent) said they see increased value in IT governance.

“High-profile cyber threats have highlighted the risks and vulnerabilities in enterprises worldwide,” said Robert E Stroud, CGEIT, CRISC, international president of ISACA. “Making COBIT 5 available in an online format extends the ability of enterprises to protect their information assets and improve business performance.”

Increased Visibility with Board of Directors

More than 70 percent of the survey respondents said that COBIT 5 helped them address practical business issues. When they were asked to rank benefits of COBIT 5, they listed integration of business and IT (73 percent), improved risk management (60 percent), ability to identify gaps (49 percent) and greater visibility with board of directors (45 percent) as the top four ways COBIT has helped their enterprise.

A framework for creating value and managing risk, the new online version of COBIT5 enables users to:
• Browse timely content from ISACA and external sources covering the top issues and factors facing the industry, including exclusive ISACA whitepapers.
• Quickly and easily browse, search, filter and export COBIT 5 publications.
• Comment and ask questions to facilitate learning and best practices.
• Personalize responsible, accountable, consulted, and informed (RACI) planner and goals cascade tools for their enterprise or clients.

The new online version also enables users to navigate the COBIT 5 product family, including COBIT 5, COBIT 5 Implementation, COBIT 5: Enabling Processes, COBIT 5: Enabling Information, COBIT 5 for Assurance, COBIT 5 for Information Security, and COBIT 5 for Risk.

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