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DOD approves new credentials for security professionals




DOD approves new credentials for security professionals
DOD approves new credentials for security professionals



http://defensesystems.com/articles/2009/11/04/dod-approves-new-security-certification.aspx 

By Kathleen Hickey
Defense Systems
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 
Standard 17024.

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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