COBIT 5 Assessor for Security

This credential is based on a clear understanding of process cybersecurity capabilities of an IT system. It provides knowledge on how to perform a process assessment and how to analyze the results, to provide a clear determination of process cybersecurity capability

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COBIT5 for InfoSec delivers an extended view of COBIT 5 that explains each component of COBIT 5 from an information security perspective. It is a view of information security governance and management that provides security professionals detailed guidance for using COBIT 5 as they establish, implement and maintain information security in the business policies, processes and structures of an enterprise.

Course Focus

  • Guidance on the enterprise business drivers and benefits related to information security
  • How the COBIT 5 principles can be viewed and applied from an information security professionals’ perspective
  • How the COBIT 5 enablers can be used by information security professionals to support enterprise governance and management of information security arrangements
  • How COBIT 5 for Information Security guidance aligns with other information security standards

COBIT 5 for Information Security course can result in a number of benefits both to the individual and the organization, including:

  • Reduced complexity and increased cost-effectiveness due to improved and easier integration of information security standards
  • Increased user satisfaction with information security arrangements and outcomes
  • Improved integration of information security in the enterprise
  • Informed risk decisions and risk awareness
  • Improved prevention, detection and recovery
  • Reduced impact of security incidents
  • Enhanced support for innovation and competitiveness
  • Improved management of costs related to the information security function
  • Better understanding of information security

Introduction and Scope


You will also learn how these results can be used for process improvement, measuring the achievement of current or projected business goals, benchmarking, consistent reporting and organizational compliance ultimately driving value to the business.


Who is Assessor for Security for?
Internal and external auditors.
IT auditors.
Consultants.

What is required?
COBIT 5 Foundation Certificate.
Attend an accredited Implementing the NIST standards using COBIT 5 training course (Highly recommended).

At the conclusion of this course, attendees will understand

* How to perform a process capability assessment using the Assessor Guide: using COBIT 5
* How to apply the Process Assessment Model (The PAM) in performing a process capability assessment Specifically:
      > To use the Process Reference Model, in particular to be able to use the 37 processes outlined in the PRM
      > To apply and analyze the measurement model in assessing process capability levels
      > To apply and analyze the capability dimension using generic criteria outlined in the PAM
* How to identify and assess the roles and responsibilities in the process capability assessment process
* How to perform and assess the 7 steps outlined in the Assessor Guide Specifically:
      > Initiate a process assessment
      > Scope an assessment, using the tools provided and the PAM for the selection of the appropriate processes
      > Plan and brief the teams
      > Collect and validate the data
      > Do a process attribute rating
      > Report the findings of the assessment
* How to use the self-assessment guide

What are the key things you will learn from the Guide?

How to perform a process capability assessment using the Assessor Guide: using COBIT 5.
How to apply the Process Assessment Model (the PAM) in performing a process capability assessment.
How to identify and assess the roles and responsibilities in the process capability assessment process.

Exam Format:

  • Objective testing
  • 8 questions per paper with 10 marks available per question
  • 40 marks or more required to pass (out of 80 available) - 50%
  • 2 ½ hours duration
  • Open book, Using COBIT 5 books only. (‘COBIT 5 Assessor Guide: Using COBIT 5’ and ‘COBIT Process Assessment Model’)
  • Prerequisites: COBIT 5 Foundation Certificate & training through an Accredited Training Organization