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COBIT 5’s Flexibility Key to Success

By Mark Thomas, CGEIT

COBIT Focus | 20 October 2014 Portuguese | Turkish

Mark ThomasNine executives (including the author) were in a conference room, when the vice president of IT operations stated that due to recent issues within the organization, they should be looking at a governance-focused framework called COBIT. The remaining eight executives stared at him blankly. Read More

The Failed Vasa: COBIT 5 Governance and the Seven Enablers (Part 3)

By William C. Brown, Ph.D., CISA, CPA

COBIT Focus | 13 October 2014

William C. BrownOn 10 August 1628, the Vasa, among the most expensive ships of the era, sailed on her maiden voyage and within minutes sank below the waves in the Stockholm (Sweden) harbor. This is the third of a three-part series that illustrates Vasa’s stakeholder drivers, benefits, risk, costs, enterprise goals and, ultimately, enabler failures, all of which provide context for the seven COBIT 5 enablers. Read More

Managing the Risk Portfolio Using COBIT 5

By Steven Babb, CGEIT, CRISC, ITIL

COBIT Focus | 6 October 2014


Steven BabbRisk scenario analysis is an important component of enterprise risk management (ERM). This technique is a powerful tool because it helps describe risk in terms that are easier for business leaders to understand. ISACA recently issued Risk Scenarios Using COBIT 5 for Risk to provide guidance to professionals who are responsible for helping the enterprise manage its risk portfolio. Read More