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COBIT 5’s Unveiling to be Hot Topic at ISACA’s CACS Conference

Rolling Meadows, IL, USA (14 March 2012)—ISACA’s COBIT 5 will be released mid-April and will be a major evolution of the globally recognized COBIT guidance, incorporating up-to-date thinking in enterprise governance and management techniques. ISACA’s North America Computer Audit, Control and Security (CACS) conference in Orlando, Florida, USA, on 7-10 May 2012, will bring global experts together to introduce COBIT 5 and examine topics such as mobile computing, consumerization of IT, cloud computing and cyberthreats.

The COBIT 5 framework will build on COBIT 4.1 by connecting with other major frameworks, standards and resources, including ITIL, ISO, ISF, OECD, AICPA and NIST, and integrating other ISACA guidance—including Val IT, Risk IT, the IT Assurance Framework and the Business Model for Information Security (BMIS)—into one comprehensive picture. It will help enterprises ensure they can have trust in, and obtain and value from, their information systems. 

“The highly anticipated COBIT 5 will be unveiled just prior to North America CACS. The conference will be the perfect time to discuss COBIT 5 in-depth to demonstrate how it can help enterprises add value from their information and develop a common language across the business,” said Charlie Blanchard, CISA, CISM, CRISC, manager of Security and Privacy Services for Deloitte & Touche LLP, and North America CACS program chair. “IT professionals and business leaders alike will want to participate in these sessions to discover the updates to COBIT and how they will benefit enterprises worldwide.”

North America CACS will feature daily opportunities to learn about COBIT 5, including:

·        Introduction to COBIT 5

·        Comparing COBIT 4.1 to COBIT 5

·        Migrating to COBIT 5 for Auditors

·        COBIT Lounge, where COBIT 5 subject matter experts will answer questions

Hosted by ISACA—a global association serving more than 95,000 IT governance, assurance and security professionals—the 2012 North America CACS conference will be held at the Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando. Pre- and post-conference workshops include hands-on training in web applications, risk management, server virtualization security and audit, cloud computing, and data loss prevention.

Registration for North America CACS is US $1,750 for ISACA members and US $1,950 for nonmembers. A US $200 discount is applied to registrations received before 16 March. Attendees can earn up to 44 continuing professional education (CPE) hours. Additional details on North America CACS are at


With 95,000 constituents worldwide, ISACA ( href="" rel=nofollow target=_blank> is a leading global provider of knowledge, certifications, community, advocacy and education on information systems assurance and security, enterprise governance and management of IT, and IT-related risk and compliance. Founded in 1969, the nonprofit ISACA attests IT skills and knowledge through the CISA®, CISM®, CGEIT® and CRISC™ designations.