Japanese Version of COBIT 4.0 (Global IT Governance Framework)
Released on US ISACA Website
March 15, 2007
NRI SecureTechnologies, Ltd.
NRI SecureTechnologies, Ltd. (NRI Secure: Tokyo, Japan; Hiroshi Masutani, President) has translated “COBIT (Control Objectives for Information and related Technology) 4.0,” a global IT governance framework, into Japanese. This translation project was made possible through the close collaboration of three entities: ITGI Japan assuming the responsibility for translation, ISACA Tokyo Chapter reviewing the translated material and NRI Secure taking part in the main translation work and providing full support for review. The completed Japanese version of COBIT 4.0 was recently released on the ISACA (Information Systems Audit and Control Association) website in the US, which is linked from the ITGI Japan website (http://www.itgi.jp/download.html).
COBIT consists of the IT governance guidelines published by the IT Governance Institute (ITGI) headquartered in the US. Since its first edition issued in 1996, COBIT has been widely and globally used to establish IT governance in many organizations. One example of the recent applications of this framework is the coverage of the compliance with the SOX (Sarbanes-Oxley Act) in the US. The fourth version (the latest English version) was released in December 2005.
With Japanese companies facing greater needs to establish IT governance and internal control, there have been strong demands for the Japanese version of COBIT 4.0. NRI Secure, noting the importance and usefulness of COBIT 4.0 in Japan, participated in the main translation work and provided full support for the project. NRI Secure considers that the released Japanese version of COBIT 4.0 will be of great help for many companies and organizations to establish and/or improve their IT governance and internal control systems.
Major Features of COBIT 4.0
To establish IT governance and internal controls, and to enable such systems to function effectively in the organizations, information security management is essential and is one of the most important themes serving as keys to successful control. For the purpose of supporting the promotion of effective information security management in Japanese organizations, NRI Secure has been paying great attention to the useful materials/concepts from abroad and actively translating such materials as its own projects and in collaboration with other organizations. NRI Secure will continue to engage in activities to disseminate useful information to Japan in the areas of information security and IT governance.
1.Features of COBIT and its utilization methods
COBIT is a set of systematized guidelines that embrace the results of all discussions and consent by experts throughout the world regarding IT governance. It provides a general-purpose management framework to enable IT to function fully in response to business requirements, regulatory compliance, international standards and ever changing IT environments. Its application is of effective help in establishing IT governance and internal control systems.
*1: The RACI chart clarifies the following:
*2: KGI = key goal indicator; KPI = key performance indicator
2.Overview of the COBIT framework
Overall COBIT Framework (IT Governance Institute, COBIT 4.0, 2005, Page 25)To List of Press Releases
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