Wondering what small and midsize businesses (SMBs) think about cybersecurity? Or maybe you work for a small or midsize business that would like to tell someone what you think. Here’s your chance. The Information Technology Sector Coordinating Council (IT SCC) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) just released a voluntary survey about SMB cybersecurity practices – and they asked us to help get the word out.
The survey is a joint effort between industry and government to collect information about SMB cybersecurity and risk management practices. The survey asks about what sources SMBs use to learn about cybersecurity best practices; what asset and management practices SMBs have; and the cost of implementing the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework.
What can you expect if you take the survey? The survey has two parts. Part one is for your company’s leadership and includes questions about the company’s functions and size. Part two is intended for the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) or IT staff who can answer technical questions about your company’s IT security. The survey should take only 30 minutes.
What’s the point? Your feedback will help policy makers understand what your top cybersecurity concerns are and how cybersecurity ranks relative to other business priorities, as well as your insights and suggestions for strengthening your overall cybersecurity posture. Survey responses will be collected and anonymized. No confidential or identifiable data from SMBs will be published.
The survey is open to the entire SMB community. Small and midsize businesses are encouraged to respond to the survey in the next 30 days. So, step right up and take the survey now.