The United States of America Department of Defense issued Directive 8570 in 2004 to mandate baseline certifications for all Information Assurance “IA” positions. In February of 2010, this directive was enhanced to include the Certified Ethical Hacker across the Computer NetworkDefense Categories “CND”.
8570 classifies personnel in the following Main Categories:
- Computer Network Defender Service Provider
- System Architect and Engineer
Furthermore, categories are subdivided into individual job roles relating to specific functional requirements. The certified ethical hacker covers 4 out of 5 positions in the Computer Network Defense Category.
CEH is a part of:
- CND Analyst
- CND Infrastructure Support
- CND Incident Responder
- CND Auditor