Dear colleagues at NSF facilities and projects,

Please complete the 2016 NSF Community Cybersecurity Benchmarking Survey.  The goal of the survey is to collect and aggregate information about the state of cybersecurity for NSF projects and facilities, and produce a report that will help the community level set and give other stakeholders (like CTSC!) a richer understanding of the environment and how to help.  This type of survey is very common in the world of cybersecurity, and we believe a survey and report tailored to the specifics of our community will be useful to all of us.  Please note that we are aggregating responses and minimizing the amount of project-identifying information we’re collecting. CTSC will release results that we believe provide anonymity to the individual project or facility respondents.

We want to ensure the survey report is of maximum utility to the NSF researchers, projects, and facilities, and encourage a high level of participation. Your responses will help us meet that goal.

Each NSF project or facility should submit only a single response to this survey. Completing the survey may require input from 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 or are unable to answer a question for some reason, we ask that you make that explicit (e.g., by using “other:” inputs) and provide your reason.