Take the Regional Cybersecurity Survey & Self-Assessment


02-13-2018 - PNWER

The following is a message from our Friends at PNWER about an important survey that they would like to have national participation from.

Dear Regional Partners,

The Pacific Northwest Economic Region (PNWER) Center for Regional Disaster Resilience is developing a regional Concept of Operations (CONOPS) for reporting cybersecurity incidents in the Maritime Transportation System. As part of this project, we have developed a survey and self-assessment tool to establish a baseline of the current status of cybersecurity readiness among public and private sector organizations and recommendations for reporting significant cybersecurity events in the Puget Sound.

Link to the survey: bit.ly/maritimecybersurvey

Printable PDF version of the survey: bit.ly/2ERWORg

More information: www.regionalresilience.org/maritime-cybersecurity-project.

Above, we have provided links to the online survey and printable PDF copy of the survey. This comprehensive survey and self assessment tool has been developed and vetted by our public-private stakeholder advisory group in several different forums. In addition, the survey can serve as a valuable self-assessment tool for your organization's cybersecurity maturity and capabilities. Feel free to print a copy to use internally.

We recommend you print a copy of the survey and use it to review your responses before taking the online survey. We believe this will offer the optimal value, since it is likely you will need to coordinate with multiple people in your organization in order to answer all of the questions. Note that all responses are confidential and there is no place on the survey to identify who is submitting the information. All data is non attributable, and will be used only to provide a baseline for cyber resilience in the Puget Sound region.

Please share this survey widely with your colleagues and industry partners to help us understand the current level of preparedness and priorities for reporting cyber incidents.

Please complete the online survey by 5:00PM, Friday, February 23rd.

Mark your calendar for a workshop scheduled for 9:00-11:00AM on March 6th in Seattle. We will be reviewing the preliminary results of the survey at this meeting and beginning the development of the CONOPS. Please RSVP to Nate Weigel at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are able to participate in the workshop.

Thank you for your assistance in completing and submitting the survey. We look forward to working with you as we develop a regional CONOPS for reporting cyber incidents. Whether or not you complete the survey (Part I), the Self Assessment Tool (Part II) can provide your organization with a checklist of cybersecurity capabilities that will be helpful in evaluating your own organization’s cyber resilience readiness.


Eric Holdeman
Director, Center for Regional Disaster Resilience
Pacific Northwest Economic Region
Mobile: 253-376-6683

Maritime Cybersecurity Situational Awareness Project

The Pacific Northwest Economic Region (PNWER) and its Center for Regional Disaster Resilience (CRDR) have been awarded a 2017 National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP) Security and Resilience Challenge grant for the Maritime Transportation System Cyber Resilience Category. The primary objective of this project is to establish a maritime industry information sharing and analysis process and to work with existing regulatory and standards organizations to create a robust cyber resource and information sharing community.


The Center for Regional Disaster Resilience works on emergency preparedness and disaster resilience projects across the Pacific Northwest from its Seattle office. The CRDR operates under the umbrella of the Pacific NorthWest Economic Region(PNWER), and is committed to working with states, provinces, territories, and communities to create public-private partnerships, develop action plans, and undertake pilot projects and activities to improve regional disaster resilience cooperation.

Our region's interconnected economies and shared critical infrastructures are subject to far-reaching and cascading impacts from disasters. The CRDR works with key public and private stakeholders to create and implement workable solutions to local and regional infrastructure vulnerability by raising awareness of infrastructure interdependencies; providing training and education; and developing tools, technologies, and approaches that build on existing capabilities. These can be utilized across the United States, Canada, and in the international community.