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Albuquerque, NM, United States, 2008/03/06 - The Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS)/National Security Agency (NSA) of the United States of America certified the EC-Council Network Security Administrator (E|NSA) Certification as 100% mapped to the CNSS National Standards 4011.
This certification is made by the Information Assurance Courseware Evaluation (IACE) Program, National INFOSEC (Information Security) Education and Training Program and is administered by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA).The Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) and National Security Agency (NSA) have developed a nationally recognized certification program based on NSTISSI standards. The CNSS / NSA Certification is a government class certification that is the National Training Standard for Information Security Professionals
Students who have obtained these certifications would have demonstrated a solid grasp of the principles as outlined in the 4011 standard.
With this, EC-Council has joined the ranks of organizations which includes the United States Air Force Academy, United States Military Academy, Air Force Institute of Technology and Carnegie Mellon University all of whom have attained the National Training Standard for Information Security Professionals – the CNSS 4011
"We consider this to be a great honour and this will lead to more demands for our certifications. The CNSS 4011 certification is definitely the gold standard for certification providers like EC-Council" said Jay Bavisi, President of EC-Council.
About NSA/ CNSS
Under Executive Order (E.O.) 13231 of October 16, 2001, Critical Infrastructure Protection in the Information Age, the President re-designated the National Security Telecommunications and Information Systems Security Committee (NSTISSC) as the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS). The Department of Defence continues to chair the Committee under the authorities established by NSD-42. This was reaffirmed by Executive Order 13284, dated January 23, 2003, Executive Order Amendment of Executive Orders and Other Actions, in Connection with the Transfer of Certain Functions to the Secretary of Homeland Security.
The CNSS provides a forum for the discussion of policy issues, sets national policy, and promulgates direction, operational procedures, and guidance for the security of national security systems. National security systems are information systems operated by the U.S. Government, its contractors or agents that contain classified information or that:
• involve intelligence activities;
• involve cryptographic activities related to national security;
• involve command and control of military forces;
• involve equipment that is an integral part of a weapon or weapons system(s); or
• are critical to the direct fulfillment of military or intelligence missions (not including routine administrative and business applications).