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I am interested in learning how does the C&A, DIACAP processes improves commercial systems?
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Do you think a formal process like Certification & Accreditation is appropriate to use for commercial systems in private industry (Why or Why Not)? What are the important parts of C&A to carry over to the commercial sector? Alternatively, what are some examples of  security review processes used in companies before putting a system into use. What are the pros and cons of this in contrast to Department of Defense Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP)?
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I would never, never run a DIACAP scan on a commercial network.  It would fail utterly.  DIACAP already knows that the DoD network would fail that same scan, thus the STIG Waiver process is in existance.  While there is certainly advantages to having your network independtly tested for networthiness, I would not use a DoD level scan as the benchmark to use.  First, your network would fail the test.  Second, if it passed, it would be unusable (DIACAP without Waiver doesn't allow for Exchange, SQL, AD, or most communications server to server).  

It has been a while since I have worked on a non-DoD network, so I am not certain what would be a good source for certification of networthiness on the private (commercial) sector.

DrUltima
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