The many applications of COBIT 5

As the world's leading framework for enterprise IT governance and management, ISACA's COBIT 5 represents a crucial investment for any business today.

With a comprehensive and rigorous syllabus, COBIT 5 training courses are essential for companies looking to make the most of the framework and use it to deliver the best outcomes possible for their organisational IT. However, with such a broad sweep of areas they cover, in which business aspects can COBIT 5 improve best practice?

Here we look at the main applications of COBIT 5 and how they provide reassurance across the entirety of your IT architecture.

Information security

The perennial rise of cyber attacks and related threats means information security is a top priority for any IT business leader.

COBIT 5 for Information Security is geared toward providing IT professionals, and other relevant stakeholders, the knowledge and expertise with which they can implement best practices in information security management. The course teaches users how to develop and maintain an information security program, and also how to manage an Information Security Management System (ISMS).

As with other COBIT 5 courses, there is a strong focus on continuous improvement, meaning you'll learn how to ensure your information security systems are always up to date.


While malicious cyber attacks are the main cause of concern for IT security professionals, there are a host of other IT risks that can wreak havoc on a business. COBIT 5 for Risk addresses this gap, ensuring businesses adopt an all-encompassing risk culture that covers all technological threats, not just those relating to security.

With this course, candidates can develop the skills and insights needed to implement, manage and improve an IT Risk Management program.


A solid IT assurance program can help organisations of any size leverage their information and technology in the best way possible, instantly identifying risks and opportunities as they arise.

COBIT 5 for Assurance helps businesses leverage their COBIT 5 framework in the performance of a range of assurance tasks, such as planning and conducting reviews and developing an assurance roadmap. It is an incredibly valuable course to take, whether or not your organisation has already implemented COBIT 5.