ISACA Issues Japanese Edition of COBIT and Application Controls

Taken from BlogRolling Meadows, IL, USA (1 February 2011)—ISACA’s new Japanese translation of COBITand Application Controls: A Management Guide makes the guidance more accessible worldwide. Because of the importance of reliable information, this publication is designed to reinforce that application controls represent business functionality and are not the sole domain of the audit community.

COBITand Application Controls: A Management Guide is available in Japanese as a complimentary PDF download for ISACA members at

The publication is structured based on the life cycle of application systems—from defining requirements through implementation, operation and maintenance and, finally, providing assurance on application controls. The life cycle activities support management needs to ensure that the controls within the application systems are sufficient to ensure the reliability of the resulting information.

COBIT and Application Controls complements COBIT 4.1, dealing more specifically with application controls AC1 through AC6 as defined in COBIT 4.1. Providing this increased detail around application controls will help to improve overall understanding of how application controls help enterprises maintain information integrity.

“This is a useful document for raising management awareness of roles and responsibilities related to application controls,” said Gary Hardy, CGEIT, founding member of the COBIT Steering Committee. “It provides guidance for those who design, implement, operate, manage and assess application controls. By offering it in Japanese, we are reaching out to another very important audience of professionals. ”

Business and IT management and business process owners will find COBIT and Application Controls helpful as it uses business language and tries to minimize “audit-speak.” Developers, users, auditors and compliance practitioners will also use this publication, which is relevant for all industries around the world.