National and Cyber Security

Economic security and national security go hand-in-hand. We must have one in order to protect the other.

The Chamber advocates for protecting vital U.S. assets—both physical and digital—to ensure the safety and security of our citizens and promote thefree flow of commerce and information that drives our economy and enriches our society.

Projects and Programs


Priorities for 2018

  • Make practical updates to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework (version 1.1), while ensuring that the standards remain voluntary and enjoy broad support from the business community.
  • Clarify federal and industry roles and responsibilities in protecting from, responding to, investigating, and prosecuting cybercrime. Ensure that the departments and agencies tasked with these responsibilities have the resources and the interagency coordination they need to excel.
  • Work with Congress and the Department of Homeland Security to expand the SAFETY Act, which provides liability protections for qualified anti-terrorism technologies, to cover products and services used to prevent or counter significant cyber incidents.
  • Advocate that the final text of the European Commission’s expected Cybersecurity Strategy update, which will call for minimum cybersecurity standards, certification requirements, and trust labels for all IoT devices, include:
    • Use of the NIST Framework,
    • Mechanisms to grow the cyber threat information sharing ecosystem,
    • And promotion of principles for IoT security.

Recent Activity

CommentMar 13, 2018 - 11:15am

Letter on H.R. 4668, the "Small Business Advanced Cybersecurity Enhancements Act and H.R. 3170, the "Small Business Development Center Cyber Training Act

This letter was sent to Chairman Chabot and Ranking Member Velazquez of the House Small Business Committee on March 13, 2018.

CommentMar 07, 2018 - 8:30pm

FBI This Week: Strengthening Partnerships with America’s Business Community

Listen to how the Office of Private Sector is strengthening the FBI's relationships with U.S. businesses to protect the nation’s economy and national security.  Audio Transcript

CommentFeb 26, 2018 - 12:30pm

Comment Letter on DHS Authorization

This letter was sent to Chairman Ron Johnson and Ranking Member Claire McCaskill of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on February 26, 2018.

CommentFeb 26, 2018 - 12:15pm

FERC Cybersecurity Incident Reporting Reliability Standards

This letter was sent to Kimberly Bose, Secretary of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on February 26, 2018.

ArticleFeb 05, 2018 - 1:15pm

How Walmart Is Combating Human Trafficking

Walmart believes that all people deserve safe, healthy, working conditions and is fighting human trafficking.

EventJan 17, 2018 - 9:00am to 6:00pm
Securing Sport Event Graphic

Securing Sport 2018: The Business of Protecting the Future of Sport

This exciting forum convened leaders and experts from the world of sport, security, technology, law enforcement, civil society and youth affairs to focus on the key issues affecting sport and which are now under a global spotlight.

CommentJan 10, 2018 - 4:30pm

H.R. 3359 Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Act Comment Letter

This letter was sent to Chairman Ron Johnson and Ranking Member Claire McCaskill of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs on January 10, 2018 regarding H.R. 3359, the "Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Act of 2017."

SpeechJan 10, 2018 - 9:00am

2018 State of American Business Address

U.S. Chamber President Tom Donohue's remarks on the State of American Business as prepared for delivery on January 10, 2018.

Press ReleaseDec 14, 2017 - 2:00pm

U.S. Chamber Brings Small Business Cybersecurity Education Campaign to Miami

Experts Discuss Cyber Challenges for Businesses and Opportunities for Public-Private Collaboration

ReportDec 05, 2017 - 11:45am
Eliminating Human Trafficking

Eliminating Human Trafficking - A Case for Corporate Self-Regulation

This white paper represents the Chamber’s initial step toward a broader solution to labor trafficking and provides insight into how we hope to achieve a common objective. No business desires to be associated with human trafficking in any manner, and every responsible firm seeks to eliminate the problem from its own operations and, to the extent practicable, from appropriate suppliers and business partners. Every business faces its own distinct challenges to address human trafficking based on the size, complexity, and geographic footprint of its operations.