What is COBIT 5 for Information Security?
ISACA, the global IT Association, released COBIT 5 for Information Security to help security leaders use the COBIT framework (which promotes the governance and management of IT enterprise goal achievement) to link information security with organizational strategic goals. It also helps organizations comply with the increasingly large list of IT governance laws, regulations and requirements.
COBIT 5 for Information Security is meant to help organizations build an effective governance program so that they can ultimately optimize their IT investments. This framework can be used by all enterprises in all industries.
Using a software like LogicManager to align your organization with COBIT 5 for Information Security saves you time and money, as it allows you to take a holistic approach to your IT program and leverage a single integrated framework to cut down on redundancies.
Let’s take a look at some of the risks that following a framework like COBIT 5 for Information Security can help mitigate:
- Falling out of regulatory compliance (which can lead to hefty legal fines)
- Allocating too little or too many resources to IT governance (which can lead you to waste money and fall short on long-term objectives)
- Direct IT threats, such as a data breach, malware installation, knowledge or privilege abuse, phishing attacks and more.