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 New COBIT 5 Assessment Programme from ISACA Helps IT Support Business Goals 

Rolling Meadows, IL, USA (30 January 2013)—Technology has a central role in enterprise success, and IT leaders are under pressure to drive revenue and provide a competitive advantage. ISACA, a nonprofit association of 100,000 IT professionals worldwide, issued the COBIT 5 Assessment Programme today to help IT leaders provide a business view of IT’s ability to create value and support enterprise goals through robust and effective IT processes.

The COBIT 5 Assessment Programme, based on COBIT 5 and ISO/IEC 15504-2:2003 Information technology—Process assessment—Part 2 Performing an assessment, includes:

“Information is one of a company’s greatest assets, and the challenge enterprises are facing is how to govern and manage it effectively,” said Steven Babb, CGEIT, CRISC, chair of ISACA’s Framework Committee and head of governance, risk and assurance at Betfair. “The COBIT 5 Assessment Programme helps enterprises ensure strong, reliable and consistent processes, which is a key component of effective governance.”

Process assessments using the COBIT Assessment Programme can be as broad or as narrow in scope as the enterprise requires. The assessments identify where problems exist and how IT is aligned with stakeholder needs.

“Having a clear line of sight into process capability allows IT leaders to redirect resources as needed and helps them gain C-level buy-in for change and improvement initiatives,” said Babb.

The COBIT Assessment Programme guides are available at The COBIT 5 framework is available as a free download at



With more than 100,000 constituents in 180 countries, ISACA ( is a leading global provider of knowledge, certifications, community, advocacy and education on information systems (IS) assurance and security, enterprise governance and management of IT, and IT-related risk and compliance. Founded in 1969, the nonprofit, independent ISACA hosts international conferences, publishes the ISACA Journal, and develops international IS auditing and control standards, which help its constituents ensure trust in, and value from, information systems. It also advances and attests IT skills and knowledge through the globally respected Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT) and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) designations.

ISACA continually updates and expands the practical guidance and product family based on the COBIT framework. COBIT helps IT professionals and enterprise leaders fulfill their IT governance and management responsibilities, particularly in the areas of assurance, security, risk and control, and deliver value to the business.

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