Cyber Leadership Council

The Cybersecurity Leadership Council functions as Cyber, Intelligence, and Supply Chain Security Division’s (CISD) advisory board and sets the Chamber’s cyber policy priorities.

The Cybersecurity Leadership Council functions as Cyber, Intelligence, and Supply Chain Security Division’s (CISD) advisory board and sets the Chamber’s cyber policy priorities.

Both the Cyber Working Group and the National Security Task Force are influenced by the guidance and recommendations of the council. The council is made up of approximately 30 members representing mostly large and midsize businesses across multiple sectors, along with associations and universities. Council members inform policy decisions and engagement with the executive and legislative branches and guide Chamber policy positions on emerging issues, such as 5G, IoT, and cyber deterrence.

  • Council members meet monthly with senior government officials in an intimate setting to foster discussion and relationship building. Meetings are off the record. By way of example, we have hosted meetings with the executive director of the U.S. Cyberspace Solarium Commission and his senior staff (three times since September 2019); members of Congress (e.g., Jim Langevin, Roger Wicker) and professional committee staff; DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency leadership, including Director Christopher Krebs, Jeannette Manfra, Bob Kolasky, and Brian Harrell; Department of Energy Assistant Secretary Karen Evans; Federal CISO and NSC Senior Director for Cybersecurity Policy Grant Schneider, among others.
  • Cyber Leadership Council members have exclusive access to senior civilian, intelligence, defense, and law enforcement officials, which enables them to advance their public policy objectives and mature these relationships.

Recent Activity

EventJun 29, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
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NOW + NEXT: Cyber Essentials Webinar

Businesses need a cybersecurity strategy to protect both organizational infrastructure and customer data from growing cybersecurity threats, and business leaders play a critical role in ensuring that their businesses remain secure.

Letters to CongressJun 03, 2021 - 5:45pm

U.S. Chamber of Commerce NIS 2.0 Comments

Mr. Roberto ViolaDirector GeneralCommunications Networks, Content and TechnologyEuropean Commission1049 Bruxelles/BrusselBelgium

EventMay 25, 2021 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
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NOW + NEXT: Cybersecurity Conference

On Tuesday, May 25, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. (Eastern Daylight Time), U.S. Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and CyberSC, will virtually host NOW + NEXT: Cyber Conference.

EventMay 05, 2021 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
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NOW + NEXT: Countering Ransomware

Dedicated to America’s small business, this program will move the conversation beyond ransomware threats and provide specific guidance and resources for what small businesses can do to protect themselves better. 

EventApr 27, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am
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NOW + NEXT: Cybersecurity Legislation

In the past several months, two capable and sophisticated national state adversaries have carried out significant cyber-enabled espionage campaigns against the U.S. and an indiscriminate range of public and private sector targets. Over that same period, a new Congress and President have been sworn into office, ushering in new policy priorities.

EventMar 30, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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NOW + NEXT: North Korean Military Hackers Commit Cyberattacks

Since 2009, the Lazarus Group has conducted malicious cyber activity worldwide, impacting governments and the private sector in equal measure. In earlier attacks, the malicious actors compromised South Korean broadcasters and banks' computer networks, rendering the organizations unresponsive in a series commonly referred to as Dark Seoul.