DoD IASAE Overview

What is the DoD IASAE?

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) IASAE covers the requirements for the Information Assurance architecture and engineering areas (IA System Architects and Engineers) as stated by DoD 8570.01-M (manual), which defines the certification paths for Information Assurance (IA) professionals. Due to these requirements, personnel must acquire and maintain certifications within their professional track in order to sustain their positions.

IA architects and engineers are responsible for designing and securing information systems architectures. These individuals are expected to know the best way to protect networks through the implementation of firewalls, virtual private networks (VPNs), antivirus software, intrusion detection/prevention systems (IDS/IPS), border gateways, switches, routers and more. They are also expected to understand the best way to secure interfaces, applications, servers, databases and other system components.

Some job titles for IASAE professionals include:

  • IT systems engineer
  • Network engineer
  • Systems engineer
  • Data architect
  • Cybersecurity engineer
  • Cybersecurity architect
  • Information system security engineer (ISSE)
  • Information assurance analyst
  • Technology-specific engineer or architect (e.g. Active Directory, Cisco, firewall, etc.)

What are the DoD IASAE Requirements?

There are three  IASAE certification levels.

  • An IASAE I is an entry-level position, meaning the applicant could have as little as zero years of experience
  • An IASAE II is expected to have at least 5 years of experience
  • An IASAE III is expected to have a minimum of 10 years of experience

An IASAE is expected to be certified at their applicable level within 6 months of taking a position – if they weren’t certified already. Once they achieve the certification, it is important to maintain the continuing education credits to keep their certification up to date. Some positions may require a background investigation as required by DoDI 8500.2.

What are the DoD 8570 IASAE Certifications?


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