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Implementing an ISO-integrated Management System Using COBIT 5

By Opeyemi Onifade, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, COBIT Certified Assessor, CISSP, ISO 20000 Practitioner, ISO 27001 LA/LI, PRINCE2 (P)

COBIT Focus | 2 March 2015

The Central Bank of Nigeria issued a compliance document titled “Nigeria Financial Services IT Standards Blueprint” in May 2013. The blueprint, which includes time lines, is the main driver for the implementation of IT-related standards such as COBIT 5, ISO/IEC 27001:2013, ISO/IEC 20000:2011 and ISO/IEC 22301:2012 in banks and IT service provider organizations in Nigeria today. The blueprint was developed by Accenture for the regulatory body prior to the publication of COBIT 5. Read More

COBIT and the CPA Firm, Part 2

By R. Curtis Thompson, CISA, CPA, CITP

COBIT Focus | 23 February 2015


Last year, part 1 of this article outlined how CPA firm Yount, Hyde & Barbour was using COBIT to help build processes to allow its IT department to better serve the enterprise’s needs. While progress has been slow, the firm has seen improvements due to its implementation efforts. Read More

A New Practical Guide On Information Systems Auditing

By John Beveridge, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, CFE

COBIT Focus | 16 February 2015

Information Systems Auditing: Tools and Techniques is a practical guide on how to write an information systems (IS) audit report. It assists IS auditors in preparing comprehensible, well-supported audit reports that comply with the requirements of the IS Audit and Assurance Standards and IS Audit and Assurance Guidelines published by ISACA. Read More

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