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2017 Community Survey and NSF Summit Reports Now Available

The 2017 Community Survey Report and 2017 NSF Summit Report are both now available.

The Community Survey Report offers insight into the NSF science community’s cybersecurity programs, practices, challenges, and concerns by providing useful baseline benchmarking information. This year’s survey is significant for receiving responses from 15 of the 25 NSF Large Facilities, providing unique insight into the specific concerns and practices of Large Facilities. Notable takeaways include the dramatic increase in multi-factor authentication, the lack of standardization or uniformity around cybersecurity budgets, and the highly variable implementation of software best practices, operational and programmatic cybersecurity safeguards, and cybersecurity governance. The full report is available at

The NSF Summit Report outlines progress the community has made based on recommendations from the previous year, attendee details and survey results for both the plenary and training portions of the Summit. The full report is available at