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Re: Pre Production System Accreditation
From: "St Clair, Jim" <Jim.StClair () GT COM>
Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2007 10:39:46 -0400


This is an excellent idea, and in keeping with what research facilities
have to do under gov't contract. I assume you are using the NIST

James A.St.Clair, CISM
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-----Original Message-----
From: Chad McDonald [mailto:chad.mcdonald () GCSU EDU] 
Sent: Tuesday, September 04, 2007 10:13 AM
Subject: Pre Production System Accreditation

I have proposed that GCSU develop a policy that would require that a
server or system be accredited prior to moving that system into
production.  The accreditation process among other things would verify
that the system's security has been reviewed before potentially
sensitive information is stored on or travels through that system.  I
originally thought that this would blow through the policy approval
process with flying colors, but unfortunately I'm being blocked by my
own department's system administrators.  Am I completely off base with
this recommendation? 

Chad McDonald, CISSP, CISA 
Chief Information Security Officer
Georgia College & State University
Phone   478.445.4473
Cell    478.454.8250
Fax     478.445.1202
Email   chad.mcdonald () gcsu edu


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