IAM vs IAT vs IASAE – Cyber Security Qualification Comparison

If you are working in the IT/Cybersecurity industry, you may come across these terms. Most probably, IAT and IAM. If you are thinking of working for a federal organization, this basic understanding is mandatory.

All those qualification frameworks are being established by the  US DoD (Department of Defense).

  • IAM – IAM stands for Information Assurance Management. This qualification is more focused on Management.
  • IAT – IAT stands for Information Assurance Technical. Meaning this is more focused on Technical.
  • IASAE – IASAE stands for Information Assurance System Architects and Engineers. This means this is more focused on IS Architecting.

All those Frameworks have different Levels, starting from Level 1 through Level 3. Level 1 is considered entry-level certifications, level 2 are intermediate, and level 3 is expert level.

Updated DoD Approved 8570 Baseline Certifications

[source: https://public.cyber.mil/cw/cwmp]

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