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DoDD 8570

DoDD 8570

What is DoDD 8570?

Department of Defense Directive 8570 (DoDD 8570) provides guidance and procedures for the training, certification, and management of all government employees who conduct Information Assurance functions in assigned duty positions. These individuals are required to carry an approved certification for their particular job classification. GIAC certifications are among those required for Technical, Management, CND, and IASAE classifications. SANS courses prepare you to take a GIAC exam.

List of Certification and Training Courses

Who is Affected by DoDD 8570?

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

  • Office of the Secretary 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 in the DoD

DoDD 8570 Requires:

  • By the end of CY 2010, all personnel performing IAT and IAM functions must be certified.
  • By the end of CY 2011 all personnel performing CND-SP and IASAE roles must be certified.
  • All IA jobs will be categorized as 'Technical' or 'Management' Level I, II, or III, and to be qualified for those jobs, you must be certified.

For More Information About DoDD 8570:

  • The DoD8570 Information Assurance Workforce Improvement Program Office at http://iase.disa.mil/eta/iawip/
  • Call the Defense Information Assurance Program (DIAP) Office at 1-800-490-1643
  • Contact 8570@sans.org or call Customer Support at 301-654-7267.

Take a GIAC Short Assessment for DoDD & 8570


GIAC Certifications Approved for DoD 8570 Baseline Information Assurance
TECH I TECH II TECH III
GSEC GCIH
GCED
MGT I MGT II MGT III
GSLC GSLC GSLC
Computer Environment (CE)
GCWN
GCUX
CNDSP CNDSP
Incident Responder
CND Auditor
GCIA
GCIH
GCIH
GCFA
GSNA
Training offered by SANS pertains to best practices so rubber hits the road" - Michael Emmons, USMC

SANS Courses Aligning with GIAC 8570 Certifications
TECHNICAL LEVEL GIAC CERTIFICATION and COORDINATING SANS COURSE
IAT Level II GSEC: GIAC Security Essentials Certification: SEC401: SANS Security Essentials Bootcamp Style
IAT Level III GCIH: GIAC Certified Incident Handler: SEC504: Hacker Techniques, Exploits & Incident Handling
GCED: SEC501: Advanced Security Essentials - Enterprise Defender
MANAGEMENT LEVEL GIAC CERTIFICATION and COORDINATING SANS COURSE
IAM Level I GSLC: GIAC Security Leadership Certification: MGT512: SANS Security Leadership Essentials For Managers with Knowledge Compression™
IAM Level II GSLC: GIAC Security Leadership Certification: MGT512: SANS Security Leadership Essentials For Managers with Knowledge Compression™
IAM Level III GSLC: GIAC Security Leadership Certification: MGT512: SANS Security Leadership Essentials For Managers with Knowledge Compression™
CND Level GIAC CERTIFICATION and COORDINATING SANS COURSE
CNDSP GCIA: GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst: SECEC503: Intrusion Detection In-Depth GCIH: GIAC Certified Incident Handler: SEC504: Hacker Techniques, Exploits and Incident Handling
CNDSP Incident Responder GCIH: GIAC Certified Incident Handler: SEC504: Hacker Techniques, Exploits and Incident Handling
GCFA: FOR508: Advanced Computer Forensic Analysis and Incident Response
CND Auditor GSNA: GIAC Systems and Network Auditor: AUD507: Auditing Networks, Perimeters, and Systems

Additional SANS Courses Under DOD 8570

MGT414: SANS +S Training Program for the CISSP Certification
CISSP - IAT Level III, IAM Level II, III

Over the past 4 years, 98% of all respondents, who studied our SANSĀ® +S™ Training Program for the CISSP® Certification Exam and then took the exam passed; compared to a national average of around 70% for other prep courses.

CISSP® exams are not hosted by SANS. You will need to make separate arrangements to take the CISSP® exam.

DoD Approved 8570 Baseline Certifications
IAT Level I IAT Level II IAT Level III
A+ CE
Network+ CE
SSCP
GSEC
Security+ CE
SSCP
GCIH
CISA
CISSP (or Associate)
GCED
IAM Level I IAM Level II IAM Level III
GSLC
CAP
Security+ CE
GSLC
CAP
CISM
CISSP (or Associate)
CASP
GSLC
CISM
CISSP (or Associate)
CNDSP Analyst CNDSP Infrastructure SUpport CNDSP Incident Responder CNDSP Auditor CNDSP Manager
GCIA
GCIH
CEH
SSCP
CEH
GCIH
CEH
CSIH
GCFA
GSNA
CEH
CISA
CISM
CISSP-ISSMP
IASAE I IASAE II IASAE III
CISSP (or Associate)
CASP
CISSP (or Associate)
CASP
CISSP-ISSEP
CISSP-ISSAP

DoDD 8140 - The Future of DoDD 8570

DoDD 8570 will be converting to DoDD 8140 in 2013. More details on what will be changing as part of DoDD 8140 will be posted as it becomes available.

"As our C4 systems become netcentric and more linked with our weapons systems, it is essential that our IA workforce be up to the task of securing our networks. I am proud to be on the cyber defense line with such a competent industry partner that understands the needs of the defense department and is willing to work with us to help accomplish this difficult task." - Mike Knight, Naval NetWar Command

Why is SANS the Best source for Information Security Training?

Security Thought Leadership

SANS is the leading organization in computer security training. SANS provides intensive, immersion training designed to help you and your staff master the practical steps necessary for defending systems and networks against the most dangerous threats — the ones being actively exploited. The courses are full of important and immediately useful techniques that students can put to work as soon as they return to their offices through courses that are updated multiple times throughout the year. SANS courses were developed through a consensus process involving hundreds of administrators, security managers, and information security professionals. Our courses address both security fundamentals and the in-depth technical aspects of the most crucial areas of information security.

Best Security Instructors

SANS courses are taught in a classroom setting and by "SANS Certified Instructors." The selection, training and certification process to become a SANS faculty is time tested. Last year more than 90 people tried out for the SANS faculty, but only five new people were selected.

Significant Community Contributor

SANS develops, maintains, and makes available at no cost the largest collection of research documents about various aspects of information security. Additionally, SANS operates the Internet's early warning system - the Internet Storm Center. At the heart of SANS are the many security practitioners in government agencies, corporations, and universities around the world who invest hundreds of hours each year in research and teaching to help the entire information security community. All this research and development activity helps to assure that SANS delivers the latest and greatest courseware, and produces the best instructors, available in market today.

SANS training courses provides a solid foundation for the Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) which has over 47,000 security professionals who have already proven their skills and knowledge to meet our challenging standards. GIAC is unique in the field of information security certifications because it not only tests a candidate's knowledge but also the candidate's ability to put that knowledge into practice in the real world.

Purchasing Options

Contract Payment Options and Vehicles

SANS accepts Government Purchase Cards, Credit Cards, Purchase Orders and Checks. We can also help you to purchase through SANS GSA Schedule or other contract vehicles.

For more information, please contact 8570@sans.org.

SANS Voucher Credits

SANS Voucher Credits are a great solution for flexibility, cost savings and value. It is perfect when you know that you will have a variety of IT Security training needs in the next 12 months, but have not decided who gets to go, what delivery format to use, or when to go. Voucher Credits are also perfect when you have discretionary training funds to spend for long-term professional development.

Learn more about SANS Vouchers

"As part of the Raytheon IIS Information Security Engineering group, we send nearly all of our new hires through the SANS Security Essentials Bootcamp training classes to ensure they have the fundamental skills necessary to work in our environment. We view GIAC certifications as an essential part of this process. GIAC Certification helps ensure both our management and our customers that our employees understand how to build secure systems." - Monty McDougal, Raytheon