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 the free flow of commerce and information that drives our economy and enriches our society.

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FICO & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Assessment of Business Cybersecurity (ABC) Index

The FICO & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Assessment of Business Cybersecurity (ABC) index is a quarterly report designed to help organizations better understand and manage their cybersecurity risk.  The ABC provides a relative measure of cybersecurity effectiveness across U.S. companies, as well as a benchmark for assessing the long-term impact of efforts to strengthen network security and data protection practices.

 

Our Priorities

Our mission is to promote and enact sound cybersecurity and global supply chain policies to facilitate safe and secure domestic and global commerce and trade, as well as the free movement of goods to enhance U.S. competitiveness. 

Priorities

  • Advance operational collaboration between U.S. national security agencies and critical infrastructure entities to proactively defend against foreign cyberattacks. 
  • Pass Internet of Things (IoT) legislation that reflects the industry-led core security baseline, protects device makers and buyers, reduces policy fragmentation globally, and bolsters collective defense. 
  • Enact the Cyber SAFETY Act to clarify that the 2002 SAFETY Act’s liability protections apply to significant cyber incidents. 
  • Advance the rapid and secure deployment of 5G domestically while ensuring that national and international policy is aligned, promotes open and interoperable radio networks, is risk based, and fosters a vibrant technology market that rewards security and innovation.

Recent Activity

Above the FoldSep 17, 2021 - 9:00am
FTC building

Congress Should Write Privacy Rules, Not the FTC

This week, President Biden nominated Alvaro Bedoya, privacy activist and head of Georgetown University’s Center on Privacy and Technology, to replace outgoing Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Commissioner Rohit Chopra.

Press ReleaseSep 17, 2021 - 8:00am

U.S. Chamber Applauds Appointment of Kiersten Todt as CISA Chief of Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce welcomed this week’s announcement that Kiersten Todt has been appointed to serve as Chief of Staff at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). 

CommentAug 31, 2021 - 10:00am

Chamber Response to Australia's Consultation Paper on Strengthening Australia’s Cyber Security Regulations and Incentives

The Chamber submitted comments to the Australia's Department of Home Affairs Consultation Paper on Strengthening Australia’s Cyber Security Regulations and Incentives.

Letters to CongressJul 27, 2021 - 2:00pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on the Nomination of Chris Magnus to be Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection

This Hill letter was sent to Members of the Senate Committee on Finance supporting the consideration and report of the nomination of Chris Magnus to be commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

EventJul 27, 2021 - 12:00pm to Jul 28, 2021 - 12:00pm

10th Annual Building Resilience Through Private-Public Partnerships Conference

The U.S. Chamber Foundation's 10th Annual Building Resilience Through Private-Public Partnerships Conference will focus on building resilience against all hazards while looking ahead to future emergencies and how we can be better prepared through greater collaboration across sectors.

Press ReleaseJul 19, 2021 - 4:30pm

U.S. Chamber Commends Government Response Condemning Malicious Cyberattacks, Urges Continued Action to Fight Cybercriminals

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Chamber of Commerce Senior Vice President for Cyber, Intelligence, and Supply Chain Security Policy Christopher D. Roberti issued the following statement today regarding the recent U.S. and Allied government response to continued cyberattacks:

Letters to CongressJul 12, 2021 - 2:00pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on FY22 Homeland Security Appropriations

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the House Committee on Appropriations, on Fiscal Year 2022 Homeland Security Appropriations legislation.

CommentJul 12, 2021 - 12:00pm

Chamber Response to UK DCMS Supply Chain Cybersecurity Call for Views

The Chamber welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport’s call for views on cybersecurity in supply chains and managed service providers. The Chamber views supply chain security and resilience as fundamental to both the economic and national security of the U.S. and our allies.

Letters to CongressJul 12, 2021 - 10:00am

U.S. Chamber Letter on the Nomination of Carlos Del Toro to be Secretary of the Navy

This Hill letter was sent to Members of the Senate Committee on Armed Services on the nomination of Carlos Del Toro to be Secretary of the Navy.

Press ReleaseJul 03, 2021 - 4:00pm

U.S. Chamber Statement on Recent Ransomware Attacks Impacting Hundreds of Businesses

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The following statement can be attributed to Christopher D. Roberti, Senior Vice President for Cyber, Intelligence, and Supply Chain Security Policy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce: