Webinar - Procurement's Role in Cyber Security

  • Date: 05/10/2023
  • Start Time: 2:00 PM Eastern Time
  • End Time: 3:30 PM Eastern Time
  • Contact Hours: 1
  • Format: Webinar
  • CEUs: 0.1
Webinar 051023: Procurement's Role in Cyber Security (Member)$0.00 05/10/2023
Webinar 051023: Procurement's Role in Cyber Security (Non-Member)$195.00 05/10/2023
Webinar 051023: Procurement's Role in Cyber Security (Member) $0.00
Webinar 051023: Procurement's Role in Cyber Security (Non-Member) $195.00


This webinar will cover a hot topic within procurement - cyber security. Areas covered in this webinar will range from agreement language suggestions to what every procurement professional should know to help keep their entity safe from a cyber attack.

What You'll Learn

After completing this online training session, learners will be able to:
1. Issue solicitations that incorporate provisions that address cyber security.
2. Draft clauses/provisions in contracts related to cyber security
3. Provide guidance to end users on the types and locations of contracts for cyber security related products and services

Presenter Bio(s) 

Stephanie Akerley is a Corporate Procurement Program Manager for The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission.  She has been working in procurement for 27+ years, with 14 years of that experience focused on technology. Stephanie earned her first CPPB in 1997. After taking a career break to raise her family, she once again earned a CPPB in 2015.  In 2021, Stephanie earned her NIGP-CPP and CPPO certifications. In 2020, she earned her Certified Technology Procurement Executive (CTPE) certification from the Certified Technology Professionals Executives Society. Stephanie has contributed content to all of the NIGP Technology courses and enjoys teaching these classes, in addition to the Pathways competency courses.
Originally from Oklahoma and a proud Oklahoma State University Alum, Kristy spent 10 years as a military spouse before relocating to Virginia from Germany. Kristy completed her Masters in Biotechnology Studies in 2008 and her MBA in 2009 while working in a variety of industries. She has been in public procurement for over 11 years and now works as a Capital Contracting Officer for Loudoun County Government. Her passion to help others grow in their procurement profession began with presenting webinars on Sole Sources and Software Procurement. She has been a part of the NIGP taskforce to write the Best Practices series on technology procurement and helped to develop both the Foundations of Technology Procurement and Job Order Contracting Courses for Pathways. She currently teaches a variety of topics for NIGP, is a staff member of Radio NIGP, and an NIGP mentor.

Attendance for Individuals

In order to receive one contact hour, each member needs to register for the webinar individually in advance and then watch the live webinar. Your credit is tabulated by match between your login and your registration.

Attendance for Groups

There is a Group Sign-In Form provided with each webinar. The group sign-in form does not register anyone for the webinar, it just verifies live attendance. Each person will receive their login email on the day of the webinar – this verifies their registration. The group sign in form verifies that they watched the live webinar.

Please contact distancelearning@nigp.org if you do not receive your login information by 12 pm ET on the day of the webinar.

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Brought to You By:


  • Stephanie Akerley, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB
  • Kristy D. Varda, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB


Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be made in writing by emailing registrationinfo@nigp.org. Once the login email is sent, registrants that are non-members are not eligible for a refund. Registered participants who do not attend will not receive credit. Need to miss the webinar due to a last minute meeting? There is no need to cancel. You won't receive credit, but you will still receive all the handouts and the recording link.


The content of this webinar is intended for informational purposes only. It is not intended to solicit business or to provide legal advice. Laws differ by jurisdiction, and the information in this webinar may not apply to every attendee. You should not take, or refrain from taking, any particular action based upon the information contained in this webinar without first seeking jurisdictional guidance.