[ISN] NSA certifies vendors to help agencies test security

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Date: Mon Mar 18 2002 - 23:39:51 PST

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    By Willliam Jackson 
    GCN Staff
    The National Security Agency has cleared seven companies to take part
    in a program to help agencies and private industry evaluate their
    information security.
    The Infosec Assessment Training and Rating Program validates companies
    qualified to assess information security. The companies were evaluated
    against NSA's Infosec Assessment Capability Maturity Model. The
    participating companies use either NSA's Infosec Assessment
    Methodology or similar techniques.
    IATRP is intended to help agencies comply with Presidential Decision
    Directive 63 and other regulations that call for agencies to conduct
    vulnerability assessments on information systems. Participating
    companies can provide training in the Infosec Assessment Methodology
    and are rated so customers can decide whether a provider meets its
    The participating companies are Backbone Security.com Inc. of East
    Stroudsburg, Pa.; Booz, Allen & Hamilton Inc. of McLean, Va.; Computer
    Sciences Corp.; Electronic Data Systems Corp.; Lucent Technologies
    Inc. of Murray Hill, N.J.; SRA International Inc. of Arlington, Va.;  
    and TrustWave Corp. of Annapolis, Md.
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