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List of Abbreviations/Acronyms

English Meaning
ACA After Contract Award
ASIS American Society for Industrial Evaluators
BCP Business Continuity Planning
BIA Business Impact Assessment
BTEP Business Transformation Enabling Program
C&A Certification and Accreditation
CA Chartered Accountant
CBCP Certified Business Continuity Professional
CCP Certified Computer Professional
CDRL Contract Data Requirements List
CERT Computer Emergency Response Team
CGA Certified General Accountant
CISD Canadian Industrial Security Directorate
CISA Canadian Intelligence and Security Association or, Certified Information Systems Auditor, as applicable
CISM Certified Information Security Manager
CISSP Certified Information Systems Security Professional
CISSP/ISSEP Certified Information Systems Security Engineering Professional
CISSP/ISSAP Certified Information Systems Security Architecture Professional
CISSP/ISSMP Certified Information Systems Security Management Professional
CITP Canadian Industrial TEMPEST Program
CMA Certified Management Accountant
COMSEC Communications Security
CPP Certified Protection Professional
CPSA Cyber Protection Supply Arrangement
CSE Communications Security Establishment
DID Data Item Description
DNS Domain Name Server
DRI Disaster Recovery Institute Canada
DRP Disaster Response Planning
EOC Emergency Operations Centre
FOB Free on Board
GoC Government of Canada
GETS Government Electronic Tendering Service
GOL Government-on-Line
FIPS Federal Information Processing Standard
FOCI Foreign Ownership Control or Influence
FTP File Transfer Protocol
GIAC Global Information Assurance Certification
GSP Government of Canada Security Policy
GSRM Government Strategic Reference Model
HTTP HyperText Transfer Protocol
ICCP Institute for Certification of Computer Professionals
IETF Internet Engineering Task Force
II Information Infrastructure
IIP Information Infrastructure Protection
IPSec Internet Protocol Security
IS Information System
ISACA Information Systems Audit and Control Association & Foundation
(ISC)2 International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium
ISS Internet Security Scanner
ISSA Information System Security Association
IT Information Technology
ITAC Information Technology Association of Canada
ITISPS Information Technology Infrastructure Security and Protection Services
ITS Information Technology Security
IV&V Independent Verification and Validation
LDAP Light Weight Directory Access Protocol
MCSE Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
MITS Management of Information Technology Security Standard
MS Microsoft
NAFTA North American Free Trade Agreement
NCR National Capital Region
NMap Network Mapper
NMSA National Master Supply Arrangement
NSFF Network Security Framework Forum
NSP National Security Policy
NSTAC Network Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee
OSI Open Systems Interconnection
OTVA On-site Technical Vulnerability Assessment
PC Personal Computer
PEng Professional Engineer
PIA Privacy Impact Assessment
PKCS Public Key Cryptography Standard
PKI Public Key Infrastructure
PMI Project Management Institute
PMP Project Management Professional
Portscan PortScanner is a network utility designed to scan for listening TCP/IP ports
PWGSC Public Works and Government Services Canada
QA Quality Assurance
QAP Quality Assurance Plan
R&D Research and Development
RFC Request For Comments
RFP Request for Proposal
RFSA Refresh Request for Supply Arrangement Refresh
SACC Standard Acquisition Clauses and Conditions
SAHL SAH List
SAHMP Supply Arrangement Holder Management Plan
SATAN Security Administrator Tool for Analysing Networks
S-HTTP Secure HyperText Transfer Protocol
SLA Service Level Agreement
S-MIME Secure Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions Protocol
SMTP Simple Message Transfer Protocol
SOR Statement of Requirements
SOW Statement of Work
SRCL Security Requirements Check List
SSH Secure Shell
SSL Secure Sockets Layer
ST&E Security Test and Evaluation
TA Technical Advisor or Technical Authority, as applicable
TBITS Treasury Board Information Technology Standard
TCP/IP Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol
Telnet The TCP/IP standard network virtual terminal protocol that is used for remote terminal connection service
TRA Threat and Risk Assessment
TSSIT Technical Security Standards for Information Technology
UDP User Datagram Protocol
VA Vulnerability Assessment
WBS Work Breakdown Structure