DoD 8570.1 Information Assurance

Department of Defense Directive 8570.1 Information Assurance

Government agencies know that their best line of defense for securing and protecting their vital information and information systems is a well-trained and aware user. That’s why the DoD Directive 8570.1 was put into place.  This enterprise wide mandate requires that any person conducting information Assurance (IA) functions be trained and certified in a commercial certification on the concepts, principles and applications to enhance protection of the Department of Defense’s information, information systems, and networks.

8570.1 provides guidance and procedures for the training, certification, and management of the DoD workforce conducting Information Assurance functions in assigned duty positions. It also provides guidance on reporting metrics.

Agencies affected by 8570.1

  • Office of Security of Defense
  • Military Departments
  • Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • Combatant Commands
  • Office of the Inspector General of the DoD
  • Defense Agencies
  • DoD Field Activities
  • All other organizational entities of the DoD

Who is affected by 8570.1?

Any full-time or part-time civilian employee, military service member, contractor, or local national with privileged access to a DoD information system performing information assurance (security) functions, regardless of job or occupational series.

Listed below are the approved certifications offered at CCT.

IAT (Information Assurance Technical)

IAT Level I

CompTIA A+

CompTIA Network+

IAT Level II

CompTIA Security+

IAT Level III

CASP

CISSP

IAM (Information Assurance Manager)

IAM Level I

CompTIA Security+

IAM Level II

CASP

CISSP

IAM Level III

CISSP

CND (Computer Network Defense)

Analyst

CEH

Infrastructure Support

CEH

Incident Responder

CEH

Auditor

CEH

IASAE (Information Assurance Support Environment)

IASAE I

CASP

CISSP

IASAE II

CASP

CISSP