Matthew J. Eggers, vice president for cybersecurity policy in the Cyber, Intelligence, and Security division at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, leads the Chamber’s Cybersecurity Working Group, which focuses on developing and advocating the organization’s cyber policies before Congress, the administration, and the business community. He testifies routinely before Congress concerning industry’s perspectives on cyber policy, legislation, and regulation.
Homeland and national security issues, including chemical security, biosecurity, and emerging security threats, are part of Eggers’ portfolio, which he handles on behalf of the Chamber’s approximately 300 National Security Task Force members.
Eggers presents to organizations and is quoted in the media on a broad range of issues connected to cyber legislation, regulation, and business strategy. He was selected in 2018 to be part of the The Network, The Washington Post’s survey of influential people in cybersecurity from across government, the private sector, and the security research community.
Also in 2018, the Washingtonian magazine tapped Eggers as a Tech Titan, naming him one of the most important cyber policy advocates in the nation’s capital. In 2015, he was chosen by The Christian Science Monitor to be a Passcode Influencer, the Monitor’s section covering news and ideas about cybersecurity and digital privacy.
Eggers guided the Protecting America’s Cyber Networks Coalition, a partnership of 50 leading business associations representing nearly every sector of the U.S. economy, to pass cybersecurity information-sharing legislation in 2015.
He is the author of Internet Security Essentials for Business 2.0, a tool to help businesses use effective cyber risk management practices, as well as It’s Not Flu as Usual: An H1N1 Business Preparedness Guide.
Before joining the Chamber, Eggers was director of public policy at B&D Consulting (now FaegreBD Consulting), a government affairs firm. There he developed and executed legislative and appropriations initiatives for clients. Earlier, he worked on Capitol Hill for House members on the Appropriations and Homeland Security committees.
Eggers is a graduate of the executive leadership programs at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and the Naval Postgraduate School, specializing in cybersecurity and homeland defense, respectively. He earned his M.A. in international commerce and public policy from George Mason University and his B.A. in history and political science from Indiana University. Eggers resides in Virginia with his wife and children.