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CISSP in 21 Days - Second Edition by M. L. Srinivasan

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Certification and accreditation

Information systems need to be evaluated and they may also need to be certified based on a set of defined parameters. There are many security certification and accreditation standards for security assurance. The following topics describe a few important ones.

DITSCAP

Department of Defense Information Technology Security Certification and Accreditation Process (DITSCAP) is the standardized approach designed to guide DoD agencies through the certification and accreditation process for a single information technology (IT) entity.

There are four phases to the DITSCAP process:

  1. Definition: All the system requirements and capabilities are documented to include mission, function, and interfaces.
  2. Verification: recommended changes ...

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