National Security & Emergency Preparedness Department
Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month
In an effort to build awareness and appreciation of the importance of critical infrastructure in our daily lives, President Obama has designated this November as Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month. While DHS leads the national effort to protect critical infrastructure, everyone has a role to play, including the private sector. This month the Chamber's National Security Task Force is highlighting the importance of critical infrastructure in our lives, both personal and professional; the challenges to infrastructure we see so frequently on the nightly news; and give thanks to all those who work every day to keep our Nation’s critical infrastructure secure and resilient.
For your consideration, here's a link to the DHS toolkit that might be helpful.
For more information and a copy of the proclamation, visit: http://www.dhs.gov/critical-infrastructure-security-and-resilience-month or www.dhs.gov/critical-infrastructure
U.S. Chamber Summit Highlights Importance of Public-Private Coordination in Cybersecurity
Washington, DC, USA - September 25, 2013: Former White House Cyber Coordinator, Howard Schmidt (far right) leads a private sector panel discussion with Mark Seward, Splunk, Inc. (left), Ralph Boelter, Target (center-left) and Chris Peters, Entergy Services, Inc (center right).
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today brought together top experts and leaders from government and business to discuss the importance of public-private coordination in addressing cybersecurity issues and the need for information-sharing legislation to facilitate the exchange of threat information without layering additional regulations on the business community. Read More ...
Selected photos from the event are available here.
American business has a multifaceted stake in a strong national defense and a homeland security policy that safeguards Americans while also protecting their mobility, their freedom and their way of life. If terrorism or the threat of it chokes off our ability to move people and goods in a global economy, we will pay a tremendous price in growth and prosperity.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce National Security Task Force provides Chamber members a forum to shape the institution's efforts to both increase homeland security and ensure the openness and mobility that are critical to our economy. This message is advanced through Congressional testimony, regulatory filings, meetings with Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials, media outreach and public forums with elected officials and members of the business community. The Task Force focuses on providing policy guidance and recommendations on critical homeland security issues affecting our economy.
Working with government agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA alongside member companies, the department's Emergency Preparedness efforts address the critical need for pre-planned and coordinated responses to natural disasters and global security issues.