Monday, March 29, 2021

Announcing the 2021 NSF Community Cybersecurity Benchmarking Survey

It's time again for the NSF Community Cybersecurity Benchmarking Survey (“Community Survey”). We’ve appreciated all the great participation in the past and look forward to seeing your responses again this year. The Community Survey, started in 2016, is a key tool used by Trusted CI to gauge the cybersecurity posture of the NSF science community. The twin goals of the Community Survey are: 1) To collect and aggregate information about the state of cybersecurity for NSF projects and facilities; and 2) To produce a report analyzing the results, which will help the community level-set and provide Trusted CI and other stakeholders a richer understanding of the community’s cybersecurity posture. (To view the previous years’ reports, see 2019 Report, 2017 Report, and 2016 Report.) To ensure the survey report is of maximum utility, we want to encourage a high level of participation, particularly from NSF Major Facilities. Please note that we are aggregating responses and minimizing the amount of project-identifying information we’re collecting, and any data that is released will be anonymized.

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Each NSF project or facility should submit only a single response to this survey. Completing the survey may require input from the PI, the IT manager, and/or the person responsible for cybersecurity (if those separate areas of responsibility exist). While answering specific questions is optional, we strongly encourage you to take the time to respond as completely and accurately as possible. If you prefer not to respond to or are unable to answer a particular question, we ask that you make that explicit (e.g., by using “other:” inputs) and provide your reason.

The response period closes June 30, 2021.

Thank you.