Agiliance RiskVision Adds COBIT 5 to Align IT, Business, and Risk Management Metrics

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New Content Pack Bridges Governance Gaps between Business Requirements, Control Needs, and Technical Issues

Agiliance®, Inc., the leading independent provider of Integrated Risk Management solutions for Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) programs, today announced the release of the Agiliance COBIT 5 Content Pack. The integration of the COBIT framework and tool set with Agiliance RiskVision enables organizations, in automated fashion, to link business goals to IT goals, use metrics and maturity models to measure their progress, and assign governance responsibilities to appropriate business and IT process owners. This new content pack also improves regulatory compliance monitoring and reporting.

The COBIT framework was developed by ISACA®, an international professional association for IT governance. It was recently updated to incorporate COBIT 4.1, Val IT 2.0, and RISK IT, and align it with common industry standards such as Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL®) and International Organization for Standardization (ISO). COBIT 5 provides management and business process owners with an IT governance model for deriving greater value from IT and making it easier to understand and manage risks. COBIT 5 for Information Security is a supplemental document developed to provide guidance for IT and security professionals on information security-related activities.

Using the Agiliance COBIT 5 Content Pack with the Agiliance RiskVision platform, organizations can:

  •      Gather high-quality information to make better business decisions.
  •      Meet strategic goals and make more effective and innovative use of IT.
  •      Increase operational excellence through reliable, efficient application of technology.
  •      Manage IT-related risk at an acceptable level.
  •      Enhance the cost efficiency of IT services and technology.
  •      Prove compliance with relevant laws, regulations, contract terms, and policies.

The Agiliance COBIT 5 Content Pack encompasses the five key areas and thirty-seven processes for governance of enterprise IT: Evaluate, Direct, and Monitor; Align, Plan, and Organize; Build, Acquire, and Implement; Deliver, Service, and Support; and Monitor, Evaluate and Assess. The Content Pack also includes controls for COBIT 5 for Information Security to help organizations manage their information security risk.

“Creating a shared nomenclature and set of processes that enables stakeholders across the organization to manage IT and business risks associated with new challenges like BYOD, big data, cloud computing, and evolving cyber security threats, is very difficult,” said Torsten George, vice president of worldwide marketing and products at Agiliance. “The Agiliance COBIT 5 Content Pack productizes inputs and outputs, activities, objectives, performance measures and more, to equip organizations with a toolset to increase IT value and manage risks.”

Availability

The Agiliance COBIT 5 Content Pack has over 1,700 security controls and is mapped to ISO 27002 and NIST SP 800-53 and will be supplemented with the COBIT 5 for Risk publication when released in 2013. The Agiliance COBIT 5 Content Pack is available immediately.

About Agiliance

Agiliance, founded in late 2005, is the leading independent provider of Integrated Risk Management solutions for Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) programs. Agiliance RiskVision enables Global 2000 companies and government agencies to automate their GRC management processes; and the same platform orchestrates incident, threat, and vulnerability actions in real time. Unlike legacy offerings that take nearly a year to deploy, Agiliance customers demonstrate automation use cases within 30 days on-demand, and within 90 days on-premise, made possible by Agiliance RiskVision’s configurable platform and applications, with a broad library of technology integrations, and GRC content. Agiliance RiskVision scales with businesses, effectively managing data, assets, people and processes to achieve 100 percent risk and compliance coverage. Its real-time risk analysis leads to optimized business performance and better investment decisions. For more information, please visit http://www.agiliance.com.

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