If you are a small or mid-size business, you should take roughly 20 minutes and complete the small and mid-size business cybersecurity survey before the end of the day tomorrow, November 11.
The Information Technology Sector Coordinating Council and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) are seeking participation from as many small and mid-size businesses as possible. The survey seeks to understand the use of the Cybersecurity Framework produced by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). This is the defacto standard for cybersecurity in business.
You may access the survey from this link. I encourage you to make your voice heard to help improve the resources available to small and mid-size businesses to help improve your cybersecurity posture.
Following is the full announcement for this important survey:
Now Available: Small and Midsize Business Cybersecurity Survey
[OMB 1670-0038, Expiration Date: 7/31/2020]
An industry-government partnership is conducting a survey on cybersecurity issues in the small and mid-sized business (SMB) community, and would most welcome your organization’s participation.
The survey focuses on companies’ awareness and use of the Cybersecurity Framework (Framework), which was led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
The Information Technology Sector Coordinating Council and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) are conducting this research to inform development of cybersecurity information to support SMBs.
The voluntary survey addresses companies’ familiarity with the Framework, their perceptions regarding potential barriers to using the Framework, their concerns related to cybersecurity, as well as how those concerns rank relative to other business priorities. It also seeks companies’ suggestions for strengthening the overall cybersecurity posture of SMBs.
The survey data will be collected and anonymized by ACT: The App Association. No confidential or identifiable data will be published or shared with CISA in any capacity. The survey is open for the entire SMB community to participate.
To access the survey, please click here or visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NXBCNQH. The survey should only take 30 minutes. Questions marked with an asterisk (*) are required. You can only take the survey once, but you can edit your responses until the survey is closed on November 11.
If you have any questions about the survey, please email the industry chair, Mr. Brian Scarpelli, at BScarpelli@actonline.org.