COBIT 5 release is weeks away!

The news I have been waiting to share for some time is that COBIT 5 will be released mid-April and ISACA members can now pre-order their copy!  COBIT 5 is a significant evolution of the globally recognized COBIT guidance, incorporating up-to-date thinking in enterprise governance and management techniques. COBIT 5 framework builds on COBIT 4.1 by connecting with other major frameworks, standards and resources, including ITIL, ISO, ISF, OECD, AICPA and NIST, and integrating other ISACA guidance – including Val IT, Risk IT, the IT Assurance Framework and the Business Model for Information Security (BMIS) – into one comprehensive picture.


The COBIT 5 framework will provide the basis for governing and managing enterprise IT. It will include a number of products including:



  • COBIT 5 (the framework),

  • COBIT 5: Enabling Processes, and

  • COBIT 5: Implementation

ISACA members can visit the ISACA member pre-order link and will be notified as soon as their personalized copy is available! 


I have requested my copy, have you?


More on COBIT 5 in the next week.

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Robert Stroud

Vice President Strategy & Innovation IT Business Management at CA Technologies
Robert Stroud is vice president of innovation and strategy for IT Business Management at CA Technologies. Rob is dedicated to the development of industry trends, strategy and communication of industry best practices. Rob is a strong advocate for the governance, security, risk and assurance communities working closely with the community to author, develop and communicate standards and best practices. Rob also advises organizations on their implementations to ensure they drive maximum business value from their investments in IT-enabled business governance. Following a four-year term as an ISACA International vice president, Rob served on the ISACA Strategic Advisory Council, and is currently serving as ISACA ISO Liaison sub-committee. Earlier, Rob served on the itSMF International Board as Treasurer and Director Audit, Standards and Compliance, the itSMF ISO liaisons to multiple working groups and spent multiple years on the board of the itSMF USA. An accomplished author and blogger, Rob is widely recognized for perspectives on industry trends. He also has contributed to multiple standards publications including COBIT 4.0, 4.1 and COBIT 5, Guidance for Basel II and several ISO standards. Rob served as an active member of the ITIL Update Project Board for ITIL 2011 and in various roles in the development of ITIL v3 including the Advisory Group, mentor and reviewer. Prior to joining CA Technologies, Rob spent more than 15 years in the finance industry successfully managing multiple initiatives in both IT and retail banking sectors related to security, service management and process governance. Follow Rob on Twitter: @RobertEStroud

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