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.

 

Priorities

  • 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

Op EdOct 18, 2019 - 2:30pm

Amid budget talks, remember that America’s defense-industrial base is indispensable

By: Christian Zur As Congress takes up the annual defense budget, it is worth acknowledging the comfort and quality of life to which we are accustomed owes its legacy in no small part to the collaborative force of the greatest public-private partnership in American history: the defense-industrial base.

Letters to CongressOct 16, 2019 - 11:30am

U.S. Chamber Letter on H.R. 4634, “Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2019”

This letter was sent to the House Committee on Financial Services, on the committee's hearing on the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program and supporting H.R. 4634, the “Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2019.”

Letters to CongressOct 16, 2019 - 5:00am

Coalition Letter on Facial Recognition Technology

This Coalition letter was sent to Congressional leadership and the leadership of a number of Committees, on the use of facial recognition technology.

Letters to CongressOct 15, 2019 - 2:15pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on the Nomination of Barbara Barrett to be Secretary of the Air Force

This Hill letter was sent to the United States Senate supporting the nomination of Barbara Barrett to be Secretary of the U.S. Air Force.

Above the FoldOct 11, 2019 - 2:15pm
Internet security experts from Pen Test Partners show how a doll can be hacked at the 8th Annual Cybersecurity Summit.

Hackable Dolls, Tea Kettles, and Watches Take Star Turn at Cyber Summit

Every device connected to the internet is a potential entry point for hackers, botnets, and malicious code.

EventOct 10, 2019 - 8:30am to 2:00pm
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8th Annual Cybersecurity Summit

Please join the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, October 10th for the 8th Annual Cybersecurity Summit, powered by FICO.

EventOct 09, 2019 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm
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Forging Better Cyber Outcomes: Leveraging Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Please join the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, October 9th for a luncheon forum on Forging Better Cyber Outcomes: Leveraging Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.

EventOct 09, 2019 - 8:30am to 12:00pm
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3rd Global Cyber Dialogue

Please join the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, October 9th for the 3rd Global Cyber Dialogue.