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.

Projects and Programs




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. 


  • 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

EventMay 05, 2021 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

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

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.

Letters to CongressApr 19, 2021 - 3:00pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on the Nomination of Bill Nelson to be NASA Administrator

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, on the Nomination of Bill Nelson to be Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

EventApr 07, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm

Virtual InSTEP with Ash Carter

Join the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for a session with former Secretary of Defense and Harvard Kennedy School Director of the Belfer Center Ash Carter, moderated by Washington Post Columnist David Ignatius.

Letters to CongressApr 06, 2021 - 12:15pm

Risks in the Semiconductor Manufacturing and Advanced Packaging Supply Chain

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce (Chamber) is submitting this letter in response to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s (Department) request for comments regarding risks in the semiconductor manufacturing and advanced packaging supply chain.

CommentApr 01, 2021 - 10:00am

Comments in Response to Review of EU Rules on the Security of Network and Information Systems

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce welcomes the opportunity to provide comments on the European Commission’s consultation of the revision of the Directive (EU) 2016/1148 concerning measures for a common, high-level of security of network and information systems across the Union aimed at fulfilling the Commission’s requirements to review the functioning of the NIS Directive periodically.