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Benchmarking of COBIT 5 PAM Assessments Performed in Brazilian Public Sector Banking Organizations

By Joao Souza Neto, Ph.D., CGEIT, CRISC, PMP, Geraldo Loureiro, CRISC and Diana Santos, PMP

COBIT Focus | 24 August 2015

This article presents the process capability assessments of the governance domain of COBIT 5 for 3 Brazilian public sector banking organizations. The goal was to put the new assessment ruler (Process Assessment Model [PAM], based on the ISO/IEC 15504 approach) into practice and verify how the organizations would perform while employing criteria that are different from the ones used in the COBIT 4.1 Capability Maturity Model (CMM) approach. Read More >>

How COBIT 5 Helped Al Rajhi Bank to Meet Compliance and Regulatory Requirements

By Ibrahim Al-Rashid, Vaseem Nasiruddeen and Sreechith Radhakrishnan

COBIT Focus | 10 August 2015

Founded in 1957, Al Rajhi Bank is one of the largest Islamic banks in the world with total assets of SR 288 billion (US $76.8 billion), a paid up capital of US $4.3 billion and an employee base of more than 8,400 associates. Read More >>

Leveraging COBIT to Implement Information Security (Part 2)

By John Frisken, CISA, CA

COBIT Focus | 27 July 2015


Studies by many organisations have highlighted that companies that are remaining secure are focusing on implementing security controls as an integral part of their IT service management (ITSM) systems, not as stand-alone management systems. Read More >>