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

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.

EventFeb 23, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am
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Advancing Norms of Responsible Behavior in Cyberspace

The State Department, in consultation with industry and other federal agencies, should promote a system of norms, built through international engagement and cooperation, that promotes responsible behavior in cyberspace and over time reduces cyber risk to critical infrastructure.

EventJan 27, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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A to Z Information Technology Modernization Webinar

Every month, the Chamber will serve up what’s happening now and how you can plan for what’s next. Our expert panelist will explore a broad range of cybersecure technology solutions and services in this one-hour session that will enable your business to operate more efficiently and securely. Technology requirements and data security are in the top tier of concerns for business owners.

Letters to CongressJan 15, 2021 - 9:15am

U.S. Chamber Letter on the Nomination of Alejandro Mayorkas to be Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security

This Hill Letter was sent to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, on the nomination of Alejandro Mayorkas to be Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.

Issue BriefDec 16, 2020 - 2:45pm

Cyber Initiatives

Issue BriefDec 16, 2020 - 2:30pm

Cyber Priorities