The NCSR is a no-cost survey that delivers:
- An individualized report for each participant
- Recommendations to improve an organization's cybersecurity posture
- Metrics for cybersecurity investment justifications
- A benchmark to gauge year-to-year and to compare cybersecurity measures against peer standard.
The NCSR addresses the requirement in House Report 111-298 for Public Law 111-83 that states
|“||the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), in cooperation with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and relevant stakeholders, shall develop the necessary tools for all levels of government to complete a cyber network security assessment in order to measure the gaps and capabilities of cybersecurity programs within States and local governments.||”|