Cybertrust Certification Awarded


May 11, 2010
OPA 095/10

News Highlights  

  • Fairfax County only local government in region to achieve certification.
  • Demonstrates that county has made information security a priority.

More Information

Cybertrust Security Certification
Cybertrust Security Certification

Fairfax County’s Information Security Office, which maintains and manages the county’s Information Security Program through the Department of Information Technology, has been certified by the Verizon Cybertrust Enterprise Security Management Program.  It is the only local government within the National Capitol Region that holds this certification.

The recognition acknowledges that the county’s information security controls, policies and procedures have been examined, measured and validated against a stringent set of security requirements.

The Security Management Program (SMP) is a comprehensive security assessment and certification program that validates an organization's security posture. The SMP utilizes proven International Organization for Standardization/ International Electrotechnical Commission 27002 security controls and helps customers such as Fairfax County Government prioritize and identify security risks in an ongoing manner, and then proactively manage threats before they have an impact.

The Cybertrust Certified Seal, which will be displayed on the Fairfax County website, demonstrates that Fairfax County, “has made security a priority, and has employed renowned security processes and technologies in order to maintain a proactive and comprehensive information security program,” according to the certification letter.

“The county’s information security program is designed to protect by using secure industry best practices.  The security program remains flexible, ensuring secure, reasonable and timely business can occur. The program truly supports the initiatives and goals of the Board of Supervisors while maintaining the integrity of the county’s information resources, IT operations, data and protected information,” said Michael Dent, the county’s chief information security officer.

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