Public procurement, new rules for cybersecurity

The guidelines of the Cybersecurity Unit under consultation

computer.jpg“ To check the security level of the present processes of purchasing and possibly raise such level without excessively increase the complexity of the processes and the necessary effort to perform them.” It is the goal of the guidelines for cybersecurity of public procurement procedures, which the Ministry of Economic Development, through the Digital Italy Agency (Agenzia per l’Italia Digitale, AgID) has put out for consultation until November 11, 2019.
A message on the consultation explains that the guidelines “include technical and administrative indications, good practices and operational tools (with the examples of how they facilitate the use) to ensure that under goods and IT services procured for the public administration comply the required security levels.”
The guidelines were prepared by the Cybersecurity Unit (Nucleo per la Sicurezza Cibernetica, NSC) of the Department of Information for Security (DIS) at the Office of the President of the Council of Ministers. Besides DIS, the input to the document was provided by the Civil Defense Department, the Foreign Affairs Ministry, the MoEF, the MoED, the AgID, CONSIP (a public company owned by the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance with responsibility for public procurement) and the Ministries of the Interior, Justice and Defense.

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09 August 2019 - 15:01 CEST