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Creating Value with an Enterprise IT Governance Implementation Model Using COBIT 5

By Yuichi (Rich) Inaba, CISA

COBIT Focus | 23 May 2016 Japanese

After the subprime mortgage crisis and the Lehman Brothers collapse in the US, the Financial Services Agency of Japan (FSA) strengthened financial regulations. The FSA regulations introduced an IT governance perspective, which detailed the rules for information security enhancement and IT risk minimization. In response to this, the management of financial institutions have been struggling with a kind of “defensive” IT governance, or a risk minimization and compliance approach.

On the other hand, the Japan Revitalization Strategy was approved by the Abe Cabinet of Japan in 2013 and the FSA applied the Corporate Governance Code in 2015, in which listed companies are urged to achieve sustainable growth and increase corporate value over the mid- to long term. Read More >>

Monitoring, Evaluating and Assessing Compliance

By Peter T. Davis

COBIT Focus | 16 May 2016

A 2015 Deloitte Risk Services Report found that 35% of companies still do not actively measure the effectiveness of their compliance programme. The rest of the study’s participating companies (that is, 65%) measure the effectiveness of their compliance function using “busy metrics” such as the number of incidents and completion of compliance training. Read More >>

Are Your IT and Strategic Business Goals Aligned?

By Alexander Zapata

COBIT Focus | 9 May 2016

Developing and using models to help represent relationships between business strategy and IT is an effective method to show the strategic effect of IT within the enterprise. As more and more business commerce becomes automated, the growing impact of IT on business strategy, such as the development of a sustained competitive advantage in a highly connected world, becomes increasingly evident. Read More >>

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