It’s #CybersecurityAwarenessMonth, and we’re celebrating in the most exciting way possible: a survey. ACT | The App Association is part of an industry-government partnership conducting a survey on cybersecurity issues in the small and mid-sized business (SMB) community, and we want to hear from you!


Our survey focuses on companies’ awareness and use of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework.

Who and Why

The Information Technology Sector Coordinating Council and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) are conducting this research to inform the development of cybersecurity information to support SMBs.

We want to know your:

  • Familiarity with the NIST Framework
  • Why you’re inclined to implement the NIST Framework, or why not
  • Concerns related to cybersecurity
  • How those concerns rank relative to other business priorities

We’re also asking for suggestions to strengthen the overall cybersecurity posture of SMBs.

The survey data will be collected and anonymized by the App Association. No confidential or identifiable data will be published or shared with DHS in any capacity. The survey is open to participation from the entire SMB community.

Where and When

To access the survey, please click here or visit The survey should only take 10 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 11th.