DoD Directive 8570

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DoD Directive 8570

Department of Defense Directive 8570, or DoDD 8570 provides the framework and guidance for the training and certification of government employees and the defense industrial base (defense contractors) specifically engaged in Information Assurance Management (IAM) or Information Assurance Technical (IAT) roles.

Within the government and defense industrial base, ensuring cyber workforce employees have and maintain the proper training and certifications to combat the ever-expanding threat cyber criminals pose is a massive undertaking, which is why DoDD 8570 was written in 2005.

DoDD’s primary objectives are to:

  1. Address training, certification, and management of government employees who perform information assurance (IA) or cybersecurity functions in their official assigned duties.
  2. Authorize the creation (and publication) of the DoD 8570.01 manual. This manual included baseline certification requirements for those individuals working in (what is now) the cybersecurity space.

 

The DoD 8570 directive applied to the military, defense agencies, and government contractors working for the DoD. It was necessary, and a great step forward in not only addressing and improving the cybersecurity posture at the time but also learning and understanding what proficiencies and subsequent training requirements would be necessary for the cyber workforce, eventually leading to the next generation directive – DoDD 8140.

Below is a list of all DoDD 8570 approved Information Assurance (IA) baseline certifications for the Information Assurance Cyber Workforce. Any cyber personnel performing information assurance functions as part of their assigned job or role will be required to obtain the proper certification for their position, specialty, or level.

IAT Level I IAT Level II IAT Level III
A+ CE
CCNA-Security
CND
Network+ CE
SSCP
CCNA Security
CySA+ **
GICSP
GSEC
Security+ CE
CND
SSCP
CCNA Security
CySA+ **
GICSP
GSEC
Security+ CE
CND
SSCP
IAM Level I IAM Level II IAM Level III
CAP
CND
Cloud+
GSLC
Security+ CE
HCISPP
SSCP
CAP
CASP+ CE
CISM
CISSP (or Associate)
GSLC
CCISO
HCISPP
CISM
CISSP (or Associate)
GSLC
CCISO
IASAE I IASAE II IASAE III
CASP+ CE
CISSP (or Associate)
CSSLP
CASP+ CE
CISSP (or Associate)
CSSLP
CISSP-ISSAP
CISSP-ISSEP
CCSP
CSSP Analyst1 CSSP Infrastructure Support1 CSSP Incident Responder1
CEH
CFR
CCNA Cyber Ops
CCNA-Security
CySA+ **
GCIA
GCIH
GICSP
Cloud+
SCYBER
PenTest+
CEH
CySA+ **
GICSP
SSCP
CHFI
CFR
Cloud+
CND
CEH
CFR
CCNA Cyber Ops
CCNA-Security
CHFI
CySA+ **
GCFA
GCIH
SCYBER
PenTest+
CSSP Auditor1 CSSP Manager1
CEH
CySA+ **
CISA
GSNA
CFR
PenTest
CISM
CISSP-ISSMP
CCISO
BASELINE CERTIFICATIONS PDF

The CyberSTAR Advantage

WillCo Tech’s CyberSTAR™ solution is the largest Credentials Management and Cyber Workforce Compliance software system in use by the Federal Government. The WillCo Tech-developed software solution tracks training credentials and certifications for more than 1.8 million government users.

CyberSTAR is helping the Department of Defense get and stay in compliance with DoDD 8570, while providing a framework for IA managers to move toward DoDD 8140 by offering:

FISMA/DoD Directive 8570 Compliance for Today and 8140 Readiness for Tomorrow

  • Agency-specific online assessment tool
  • Assess and identify the organization’s Cyber Workforce
  • Mapped to DoD Directive 8140 categories, specialty areas, and roles
  • Agency-specific mapping to courses and certifications
  • Assign agency-specific training requirements
  • Assign agency-specific certification requirements
  • Vouchers-On-Demand management system for voucher distribution and tracking

Centralized Governance and Oversight

  • Customized for each entity’s unique requirements
  • Customized reports for all levels of management
  • Systems Integration with DMDC, FedVTE, SkillPort, and organizational databases
  • Integrates with DoD training providers
  • Integrates with commercial training vendors and IT training libraries

If you’re interested in learning more about the differences between DoDD 8570 and DoDD 8140, click here to read our blog article that takes a deep dive into them.

To learn more about how CyberSTAR can help your organization meet and stay within DODD 8140 compliance, click below to request a demo!