COBIT 5 Exposure Draft

COBIT 5 Exposure Draft is now available for public review – and will be available until 31 July. COBIT 5 is a huge piece of work – as thorough and as comprehensive as anything from ITGI. For those outside the development and review team, getting to grips with this draft will take some time.

It is a very COBIT-focused framework – COBIT as the solution to everything. It would be useful for the framework to have included more work on integration with other widely-implemented standards and frameworks like ITIL and ISO27001 – and, while there is a solid definition of the difference between governance and management in COBIT 5, I didn’t see anything which specifically addressed the board-level issues which are (I think) so well dealt with in ISO/IEC 38500.