Cyber Security for Procurement

Jan Siderius
4 August 2020

The procurement world’s digital transformation is front and center at this year’s NIGP Forum. This is especially evident as that event has gone virtual in lieu of the planned in-person conference in Chicago. As part of the virtual forum, on August 28th, I’ll be participating in a panel discussion on Cyber Security Procurement.

For this event I’ll be joined by Rosemarie Pelletier, the co-founder and Executive Director of the Cyber Security Research Institute. Also joining us is VP of Procurement for Dallas Area Rapid Transit, John Adler. Together we’ll discussing the importance of cyber security best practices in a rapidly digitizing procurement world.

In the run up to the event, NIGP has released a new guide on Cybersecurity for Procurement. We’ve included the beginning of that new guide below:


Cyber Security for Procurement

The significance of cybersecurity has grown in recent years as a result of the increased frequency, size, and visibility of breaches in the realms of business and politics. Even as the importance of strong passwords, multi-factor authentication, and phishing awareness have become common knowledge, threats and their associated risks continue to evolve.

The guidance in this document is offered to counter the cybersecurity risk faced by procurement professionals, who must collaborate with the entity’s Information Technology Department (IT) to safeguard procurement operations. This practice focuses on Procurement’s role in identifying, assessing, and addressing cybersecurity risk…


Discover the full guide here and be sure to join our panel at the NIGP virtual conference on August 28th.

In the meantime, learn more about procurement’s digital transformation with one of our recorded webinars. In this event, we look specifically at the changes taking place in the state of Florida.