Help NIST build bridges between researchers and practitioners!

If you are a cybersecurity/IT practitioner or developer or a human-centered cybersecurity researcher, we want to hear from you!

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is conducting a survey to understand the interactions between human-centered cybersecurity researchers and practitioners, including if/how practitioners use human-centered cybersecurity insights.

The survey results will lead to the creation of mutually beneficial “bridges” between the research and practitioner communities that facilitate the relevance and application of research findings to real-world practice.

We invite you to share your thoughts and experiences by responding to our survey, which is open through July 31:

PRACTITIONERS – Take the survey here:

(Note: You don’t have to be familiar with human-centered cybersecurity to take the survey.)


Are you BOTH a practitioner and a researcher? Choose one of the surveys above!

We understand that your time is valuable. The practitioner survey should only take about 5 minutes to complete, and the researcher survey about 10 minutes. Your responses will be anonymous.

Contact Susanne Furman (through July 21) or Clyburn Cunningham (after July 21) at should you have any questions about the study. We also encourage you to forward this email to your colleagues.

We hope you can participate in the survey. Thank you!