By Kathleen Hickey
Nov 05, 2009
The Defense Department has approved new credentials for information
security professionals. The directive is expected to result in more than
100,000 personnel obtaining professional credentials.
DOD approved the (ISC) 2 Certification and Accreditation Professional
(CAP), which requires that all DOD information assurance workers obtain
a professional certification accredited under the global ANSI/ISO/IEC
CAP certifies that the holder has in-depth knowledge of Certification
and Accreditation, a formalized process for assessing IS risks and
security requirements and ensuring that the systems have adequate
security in place.
DOD and the National Institute of Standards and Technology are jointly
trying to create a single C&A process across the government. CAP is
undergoing changes to comply with the new C&A requirements, which go
into effect March 2010.
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