COBIT 5 Publications Directory 


This comprehensive set of products developed by ISACA includes the framework itself, and others providing additional guidance on the enablers within the framework and how professionals can use COBIT in delivering their products and services.

Enabling ProcessesEnabling InformationImplementationInformation SecurityAssuranceRiskCOBIT 5OnlineAssessment

  COBIT 5 Online

  COBIT 5-Related Practical Guides


COBIT 5 is the overarching business and management framework for governance and management of enterprise IT. This volume documents the 5 principles of COBIT 5 and defines the 7 supporting enablers.

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COBIT Translations

We are currently reviewing COBIT 5 translation business cases submitted by chapters. If your chapter would like to submit a business case, please visit the chapter-protected area of the ISACA web site. Individuals willing to review translations of COBIT 5 are invited to contact

To view translations that are currently available, see the list in the left column of this page.


 COBIT 5 Enabler Guides


COBIT 5: Enabling Processes

A detailed reference guide to the processes defined in the COBIT 5 process reference model.
Includes the COBIT 5 goals cascade, a process model explanation and the process reference model.

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COBIT 5 Enabling Information

A detailed reference guide for the Information enabler for the governance and management of enterprise IT (GEIT). This guide further explains the Information Model (based on the COBIT 5 generic enabler model) and provides examples of fully elaborated information entities. This guide should be considered the "information" equivalent of COBIT 5: Enabling Processes..

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 COBIT 5 Professional Guides


COBIT 5 Implementation

Provides a good practice approach for implementing GEIT based on a continual improvement life cycle that should be tailored to suit the enterprise’s specific needs.

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COBIT 5 for Information Security

Information security is essential in the day-to-day operations of enterprises, which must ensure confidentiality and integrity of their information, while providing availability to those who have business reasons to use it.

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COBIT 5 for Assurance

Building on the COBIT 5 framework, this guide focuses on assurance and provides more detailed and practical guidance for assurance professionals and other interested parties at all levels of the enterprise on how to use COBIT 5 to support a variety of IT assurance activities.

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COBIT 5 for Risk

This information risk view of COBIT 5 serves as the information risk specific guidance as it relates to COBIT for ISACA’s information risk constituents. The guide should be considered the risk focused equivalent of the COBIT 5 for Information Security publication within the COBIT 5 family of products.

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COBIT Assessment Programme

The basis for assessing an enterprise’s processes for the governance and management of information technology and related services as described in COBIT 5.

Process Assessment Programme Process Assessment Model

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Self-Assessment Guide Assessor Guide

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 COBIT 5 Online

While retaining all of the stylistic conventions of print editions, the online editions greatly simplify the process of navigating, searching, and exporting the principles and practices that make COBIT 5 an essential resource for the governance and management of enterprise IT.

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COBIT 5-Related Practical Guides


COBIT 5-Related Guides:

COBIT 5 Principles: Where Did They Come From? (white paper)

Controls and Assurance in the Cloud: Using COBIT 5 (book)

Relating the COSO Internal Control—Integrated Framework and COBIT (white paper)

Vendor Management: Using COBIT 5 (book)

Securing Mobile Devices Using COBIT 5 for Information Security (book)

Transforming Cybersecurity: Using COBIT 5 (book)

Configuration Management Using COBIT 5 (book)

RBI Guidelines Mapping With COBIT 5 (India WP)

Securing Sensitive Personal Data or Information Under India’s IT Act Using COBIT 5  (India WP) 


Audit/Assurance Programs:

Evaluate, Direct and Monitor

Align, Plan and Organise

Build, Acquire and Implement

Deliver, Service and Support


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Each year a growing number of constituents recognize the importance and value of COBIT and provide funding to support future research into IT governance and related concepts.

Contributions to the IT Governance Institute, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Individual levels of giving and corresponding benefits are outlined here.

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Become a COBIT Licensee

Enterprises have recognized the value and broad acceptance of ISACA’s intellectual property, and have elected to build commercial products and services on that IP. These enterprises appreciate the investment ISACA has made in its research, and the fact that the research reflects a global viewpoint and contributions from subject matter experts known worldwide.

ISACA has changed its licensing program to account for a variety of COBIT uses. COBIT 5 licensing is required for training, consulting, and company-wide internal and commercial uses. The path that licensure may take is shaped by ISACA’s COBIT 5 content/use licensing guidelines. Pursuant to ISACA’s guidelines, some uses require only a lawfully obtained copy or permission from ISACA, other more substantive uses will require a license from ISACA. Please contact the Intellectual Property Director at for information on licensing.

Introduction to COBIT 5 Licensing:

With the recent release of COBIT 5, ISACA’s new governance framework, ISACA has recognized the need for a one-day instructor-led introduction to COBIT 5 training course that provides an overview of COBIT 5. ISACA is pleased to offer licensing opportunities for those training organizations and individual trainers interested in delivering training to their clients. The materials have been developed by COBIT 5 subject matter experts and include:

  • Course description and outline
  • Facilitator’s guide
  • Participant’s guide
  • Presentation materials (PowerPoint slide deck)

The course provides existing practitioners and potential new COBIT users insight into the new framework and explains the differences between COBIT 4.1 and COBIT 5. View additional details, including learning objectives.

General IP Guidelines

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