The Road to ISACA 50
Follow along as we gear up for our 50th anniversary in 2019 and help us count down to the future!

By: dsarlo | May 09, 2018

In 1996, ISACA had a big dream: to launch a new framework, then called COBiT (Control Objectives for Information and related Technology). Its goal was to help organizations of all sizes, and in all industries, govern and manage their information and technology. “CobiT is going to totally change how IS professionals work,” the association proclaimed on its website in 1996.

The original COBiT was delivered to users on diskette. Today’s COBIT community can simply download the framework and can both learn and leverage COBIT 5 through training, full day COBIT-related workshops facilitated by industry experts at ISACA conferences, newsletters, an online community and other online resources. ISACA has worked to link COBIT with CMMI tools in recent years, including the COBIT 5/CMMI Practices Pathway Tool.

Although COBIT has grown over time and will continue to evolve to meet enterprise needs, the ISACA website of 1996 may have said it best: “The CobiT Project … will have a lasting impact on the way the business world views and implements information system controls.”

COBIT featured on ISACA’s website in 1996
A historical timeline of the COBIT framework
A COBIT case study in a 1997 ISACA brochure

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