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Oct 25, 2016 - 9:00am

Monumental Issues: Talking Cybersecurity with Ann Beauchesne


Former Director, Communications and Strategy

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Ann Beauchesne, U.S. Chamber senior vice president of National Security and Preparedness at the Air Force Memorial.
Ann Beauchesne, U.S. Chamber senior vice president of National Security and Preparedness, at the Air Force Memorial.

This installment of Monumental Issues brings us to the U.S. Air Force Memorial in Arlington, Virginia. The monument’s design symbolizes different things to different people – to some, for instance, it evokes the image of the Thunderbirds pulling out of their signature “bomb burst” maneuver, while to others it represents the three core values of the Air Force: “Integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.”

But to all, the arched towers overlooking the Pentagon convey an unmistakable sense of security and protection. That’s why Ann Beauchesne, the Chamber’s senior vice president of National Security and Preparedness, visited the site to discuss what she calls “an urgent threat to our national security and our economic security—and that’s cybersecurity.”

Cyberattacks, she says, “have grown in frequency, in scale and sophistication” and cost jobs, decrease productivity and threaten our national competitiveness. But, Beauchesne continues, “the good news is, there is something you can do.”

Learn more about how you can protect yourself and more about how the Chamber works to provide a competitive and secure global trade environment, strong private sector cyber networks and systems, and a disaster resilient business community at www.cybersecurityadvocacy.com.

Monumental Issues: Talking Cybersecurity with Ann Beauchesne


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Former Director, Communications and Strategy