Ann M. Beauchesne

Former Senior Vice President, National Security and Emergency Preparedness Department, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Ann M. Beauchesne is former senior vice president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s National Security and Emergency Preparedness Department.

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Sixth Annual Cybersecurity Summit

On October 4, join more than 200 senior representatives from industry and government at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Sixth Annual Cybersecurity Summit: Get Your Hack Together.

5th Annual Cybersecurity Summit

The ​summit ​will ​feature ​speakers ​from ​the ​business ​community, ​international ​experts, ​the ​administration, ​and ​Congress.

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Airlines’ Payment Systems Are Tempting Targets for Cyber Attack

Make no mistake about it – the aviation industry has been and will continue to be under assault from cyber criminals around the globe.

Back to Cyber School

Almost every day we see a new device or technology that can connect to the internet. In fact, it’s estimated that by 2020 there will be 50 billion connected devices around the world. Whether it’s the latest smartphone, connected car, or your desktop computer, all these devices have vulnerabilities that can put your organization at risk.

As technology progresses, malicious actors continue to step up their games by launching increasingly advanced cyberattacks.

Cyber Info Sharing Bills Help Guard (Not Gut) America's Privacy

Opponents of the legislation have one thing right: This has everything to do with keeping your private information safe and secure.

Cyber Fact and Fiction: Debunking Five CISA Myths

Note: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce will host its fourth annual Cybersecurity Summit on Oct. 6 in Washington. To learn more about the event, click here.

Some privacy groups say that personal information is typically necessary to identify cyber threats, and that cybersecurity information-sharing legislation is equal to surveillance.


Before Summer Break, Senate Must Pass Cyber Legislation to Protect Against Hackers

Attacks are being launched daily from various sources and, frighteningly, are growing in sophistication and frequency. All of this underscores the need for action.

Legislation that Helps Prepare and Protect Against Cyberattacks a Move in the Right Direction

Passing CISA won't prevent all cyberattacks; no legislation can do that. However, CISA will give both government and industry the tools to better protect and prepare against future attacks.

Hacks and Attacks—Why Businesses Need a Cybersecurity Plan

If you tuned into President Obama’s State of the Union address last night, you know that he dedicated some time to talking about cybersecurity, and there is reason that this issue should be top of mind for everyone from politicians to private citizens. Just ask CENTCOM, Sony Entertainment, or one of the many other businesses who experienced a painful cyberattack this past year.

What We Learned From the Sony Cyberattack (And We're Not Talking About the Gossip)

We have learned a lot of things from the recent cyberattack on Sony Entertainment—from what top executives at the company think of talent, to the plotline for the next James Bond movie. However, the most important lesson we have learned is that there is a real and immediate need for cybersecurity legislation.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Hits Back at Cyber Attacks

Today’s criminals are the equivalent of John Dillinger with a laptop, according to FBI Director James Comey. And he's right. Cybercrime cost the economy $782 million in 2013—a massive jump from $17.8 million in 2001, according to a recent study.

Administration sends cybersecurity stakeholders a positive message: The NIST framework should be voluntary, flexible, and collaborative

On May 22, Michael Daniel, special assistant to the president and cybersecurity coordinator, issued a blog, Assessing Cybersecurity Regulations, which sends a positive message to cybersecurity stakeholders that the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity (the framework) should remain voluntary, collaborative, and innovative over the long term.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Launches National Cybersecurity “Roundtables” Series in Chicago

Many cybersecurity experts say that there are two types of businesses—those that have been hacked and know it, and those that have been hacked and don’t know it yet. As large businesses strengthen their cyber protections, small and medium-size ones are increasingly the victims of malicious actors.

Agencies’ Statement on Antitrust and Cyber Information Sharing is Encouraging

The Chamber welcomes the DOJ and FTC guidance statements on antitrust policy.