COBIT Mandated for Turkish Banks 

 

In May 2006 the Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency of Turkey (BRSA) mandated that all banks operating in Turkey must adopt COBIT’s best practices when managing IT-related processes. COBIT was the selected framework because its control objectives are internationally recognized and considered to be effective at controlling IT-related processes. Upon this adoption, it was soon realized that the use of COBIT provided many additional benefits, including more controlled IT processes that are integrated with business processes. There is currently an ISACA chapter in formation in Istanbul and there is expected to be a growing demand for CISAs and ISACA chapter activities in this area.