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By Laura P. Taylor

The one publication that instructs IT Managers to stick to federally mandated certification and accreditation requirements.

This e-book will clarify what's intended through Certification and Accreditation and why the method is remitted by way of federal legislations. the various Certification and Accreditation legislation should be stated and mentioned together with the 3 best different types of C&A: NIST, NIAP, and DITSCAP. subsequent, the publication explains how you can arrange for, practice, and record a C&A venture. the following part to the booklet illustrates addressing safeguard understanding, end-user principles of habit, and incident reaction specifications. as soon as this part of the C&A undertaking is whole, the reader will discover ways to practice the protection assessments and reviews, company impression tests method danger checks, company chance checks, contingency plans, enterprise impression checks, and procedure safety plans. ultimately the reader will discover ways to audit their whole C&A undertaking and proper any mess ups.

* specializes in federally mandated certification and accreditation requirements
* writer Laura Taylor's examine on Certification and Accreditation has been utilized by the FDIC, the FBI, and the Whitehouse
* choked with important details on compliance for either company and executive IT Managers

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All four of the C&A models described thus far are really very similar in numerous ways. If you read all the guidance documentation for each, you might come to the conclusion that the four methodologies are essentially the same thing written four different ways. This is not to say that there aren’t other ways to do C&A. The guidance I will refer to most often will be from NIST since it is more up to date than the guidance for the other methodologies. Where the NIST guidance leaves gaps and is vague, I have used ideas from the NIACAP, DITSCAP, and DCID.

If the system owner and information owners are not one in the same people, this should be noted in the Certification Package in the Asset Inventory. The ISSO insures that the information systems configuration is in compliance with the agency’s information security policy. All the certification package documents are prepared either by the ISSO, or for the ISSO, by staff or contractors. Typically ISSOs have a large plate of responsibilities and they likely will need to augment their staff with contractors to prepare a Certification Package expeditiously.

Government House of Representatives Government Reform Subcommittee on Technology and Information Policy. When former Rep. Stephen Horn (R-CA) chaired the House Subcommittee on Government Management, Information and Technology, Intergovernmental Relations and the Census, he came up with the idea of issuing federal computer security report cards and the first report card was issued in 2000. qxd 11/2/06 2:17 PM Page 7 What Is Certification and Accreditation? • Chapter 1 known as the annual Federal Computer Security Report Cards.

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