Buyer Be Aware: Integrating Cybersecurity into the Acquisition Process

This publication is a joint release between NASCIO, the Center for Internet Security (CIS) and the National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) and addresses steps state governments should take to ensure cybersecurity is an integral part of the acquisition process. The publication also calls for a strong partnership between the CIO office, CISO office, procurement office, state agencies and the private sector. The publication includes a list of recommendations aimed at assisting state governments in fully integrating cybersecurity into the acquisition process.