IT Governance is a formal framework that provides a structure for organizations to help align IT with Business. IT is at the heart of most businesses today. It is a business enabler from many aspects, the most important being to help propel growth. However Organizations today are subject to many regulations governing the protection of customer privacy, financial accountability, data retention and disaster recovery. To meet internal and external compliance requirements, many organizations have implemented formal IT governance programs that provides a framework of best practices and controls.
The COBIT 5 framework for the governance and management of enterprise IT is a leading-edge business optimization and growth roadmap that leverages proven practices, global thought leadership and ground-breaking tools to inspire IT innovation and fuel business success. The various Certification levels are :
TOGAF or “The Open Group Architecture Framework” is a framework for enterprise architecture that provides an approach for designing, planning, implementing, and governing an enterprise information technology architecture It is a high level approach to design and is modeled at four levels: Business, Application, Data, and Technology.
Security & Data Privacy
In times of Data Breaches and fear for the privacy of Personal Data, GDPR is a game changer. GDPR is the General Data Protection Regulation enforced from 25th May 2018. It has been created by the European Parliament and Council to strengthen and unify data privacy for EU individuals as well as to regulate the international transfer of their data.
This is the ISO standard for Information Security. There are more than a dozen standards in the 27000 series. It provides the requirements for an Information Security Management System (ISMS). An ISMS is a systematic approach to managing sensitive company information so that it remains secure. It includes people, processes and IT systems by applying a risk management process. It can help small, medium and large businesses in any sector keep information assets secure.