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Challenges in Certification and Accreditation
May/June 2008 (vol. 10 no. 3)
pp. 56-59
Ken Buszta, SecureForce
To keep clients' data secure, businesses must stay abreast of certification and accreditation (C&A), particularly when faced with complex, changing, and sometimes contradictory governmental requirements.

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Index Terms:
certification and accreditation, C&A, IT, IT Pro, e-government, governance, IT, IT Pro
Ken Buszta, "Challenges in Certification and Accreditation," IT Professional, vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 56-59, May-June 2008, doi:10.1109/MITP.2008.42
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