Optiv Cybersecurity Dictionary

What is CoBiT?

Control Objectives for Information and Related Technologies (CoBiT) is an IT management framework first developed in 1996. The framework was published by the IT Governance Institute and the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) to help businesses develop, organize and implement strategies around information management and governance.


The objective is to provide a common language for business executives to communicate with each other about goals, objectives and results. The latest version was published in 2013 and emphasizes the value that information governance can provide to a business's success. It also provides guidance about enterprise risk management. CoBiT 5 is based on five key principles for governance and management of enterprise IT: meeting stakeholder needs, covering the enterprise end to end, applying a single, integrated framework, enabling a holistic approach and separating governance from management.

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