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eValidated® TrustedCA®

You are at this site, because you have navigated here from one of our Internet TrustedCA® Seals to verify the status of the eValidated® certified State of Illinois site.  That eValidated® TrustedCA®, issued by eValid8®, through our comprehensive standards based and consistent eValidated® auditing service provides a level of assurance and trust that you, as a relying party, can verify if the site owner you are inquiring about has maintained and operated their system or solution in accordance with stated policy, practices, and applicable law.

The State of Illinois root certification authority was examined by an independent IT auditor professional that is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) and Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT).  The eValidated® program is based upon a set of comprehensive principles and criteria for systems and electronic commerce developed from such guidelines provided by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and International Standards Organizations (ISO) guidelines.  This program is exclusively managed and controlled by eValid8®.  In addition, lead auditors' are monitored by the ethics invoked by the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), and the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).  When a site has their IT services independently verified and validated through the eValidated® program, only those solutions that successful pass, i.e. an "unqualified opinion", can display the eValidated® Internet seal, Certificate of Trusted Assurance.  This seal represents, with reasonable level assurance, that the State of Illinois is operating this system in a manner consistent with stated policy, procedures, and applicable regulatory parameters.

An eValidated® TrustedCA® seal recognized by its unique Internet logo, is based on the highest standards for independent verification and validation in information technology auditing.  The eValidated® methodology provides you with the information needed to make an independent informed decision in regards to conducting business with this service.  eValidated® audits verify if stated requirements are met, identified practices, inspection of facilities, interview of trusted personnel, verification of protections, document analysis, and validation of configurations; to provide You, the relying party, the utmost confidence that this system is trustworthy.

A properly displayed eValidated® TrustedCA® demonstrates to that a qualified and certified IT auditor and accredited auditing firm has evaluated the control objectives and procedures.  The State of Illinois has earned the right to display the coveted eValidated® TrustedCA® in respect to the certification authority services.


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