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Guest Lecture on “COBIT Standard” as a part of Industry Linkage and Community Engagement committee work

Dr. G Mary Amirtha Sagayee     10-03-2020 07:35:29

A guest lecture on COBIT standards was organized by the Industry Linkage and Community Engagement committee for the students of Information Security and Auditing course from IT department on 3rd March 2020 between 4 pm to 6 pm. This lecture was delivered by Mr. Sesha Prakash S. Kusuma, ISACA member and Vice President of Project Management Technology & Services LLC (PROMATAS), Muscat, Sultanate of Oman. His domain of responsibilities is consulting and training on Information Security, Information Assurance and Management Systems etc. In this lecture, he explained about three versions of COBIT such as COBIT 4.1, COBIT 5 and COBIT 2019. He briefed about how COBIT evolved from IT management to process management and then to Information and Technology. Through a case study, he elaborated about how COBIT can assist in defining objectives pertaining to college examination procedures for evaluating its maturity level. The faculty and students from Nizwa university and the employees of Trading & Investment Establishment company in Nizwa attended this lecture. Prior to the event, Dr. Duhai Al Shukaili, HoDIT met the ISACA, Muscat chapter’s directors Mr Syed Tabrez, Mr Hassan Ahmed, and Mr Sesha Prakash along with other IT department members Dr Rolando Lontok, Mr. Basith Mohammed and Dr. Mary S. It was decided to have many more future collaboration for enhancing the skills of students through industry exposure. The ISACA certification procedures were discussed in detail.