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The Essence of Information

By Peter T. Davis, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, COBIT Foundation, COBIT Implementation, COBIT Assessor, COBIT INCS, CISSP, CPA, CMA, CMC, DevOps FC, ITIL FC, ISO 9001 FC, ISO 20000 FC/LI/LA, ISO 27001 LI/LA, ISO 27005 Lead Risk Manager, ISO 27032 Lead Cybersecurity Manager, ISO 28000 FC, ISO 31000 Lead Risk Manager, ISTQB CTFL, Lean IT FC, Open FAIR FC, PMI-RMP, PMP, PRINCE2 FC, RESILIA FC, SFC, SSGB

COBIT Focus | 13 February 2017

I was taught that information was processed data. While the definition was useful, it was not very enlightening. It raised as many questions as it answered. Who uses the information? Why do I need information? For what do I use information? Where do I use information? When do I use it? How do I use it? So many questions.


We know that information is one of the 7 enablers in COBIT 5 (figure 1), so it is essential to enterprise IT governance and management. Read More >>

Extending COBIT 5 Data Security and Governance Guidance

By Myles Suer, ITIL, and Les McMonagle, CISA, CISSP, ITIL

COBIT Focus | 30 January 2017

COBIT 5 contains highly relevant guidance for IT practitioners and business leaders regarding governing and protecting data and information. However, the question of whether COBIT 5 is enough should be asked. Read More >>

Developing Business Capabilities Using COBIT 5

By Oluwaseyi Ojo, CEng, CRISC, CISM, CGEIT, COBIT 5 Certified Assessor, CISSP, TOGAF 9

COBIT Focus | 16 January 2017

To execute your strategy, you need to build business capabilities. In order to ensure a business will be successful in the future, an organization must understand how it defines success and must know if it has the capability today to do better or to do more to achieve this success. Read More >>

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