IT Sector Small and Midsize Business Cybersecurity Survey

About the Survey

This survey is a joint effort between industry and government to collect information about the small and mid-sized business (SMB) community’s awareness and use of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (Framework), which was led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Survey results are intended to produce data about which sources SMBs use to reference cybersecurity best practices, the specific assets and management practices of each company, such as physical access management, as well as the benefits of, and the cost of the Framework use and implementation. Additional information and records on this collection can be found here (OMB #1670-0038; OMB Expiration Date: 07-31-2020).

The survey data will be collected and anonymized by ACT | The App Association. No confidential or identifiable data will be published or shared in any capacity. The survey is open for the entire SMB community to participate.

Instructions for Responding

This is a two-part questionnaire – questions 1-11 are intended for CEO-level input, while the remaining portion, question 12-22, may require input from a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and/or IT Staff (e.g. IT Directors, Manager, etc.). Respondents may download a hard copy questionnaire to collect input from appropriate IT/Technical Staff prior to submitting final electronic survey responses.

Answer choices are automatically saved and can be changed at any time prior to pressing “DONE” on the final page of the electronic questionnaire. Please use the “Previous” and “Next” buttons at the bottom of each page to navigate through the survey. The survey does not need to be filled out in one session. You can save the work and return later. Editing is possible if the survey has not been submitted. Once filled out and finalized, click DONE. After the survey is submitted, it will no longer be available.

Questions on the Survey

For immediate questions or concerns regarding the IT Sector SMB Cybersecurity Survey, please email the SMB working group industry chair, Mr. Brian Scarpelli at or Ms. Alexandra McLeod at

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