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

Projects and Programs

Recent Activity

Press ReleaseJun 21, 2017 - 2:30pm

U.S. Chamber, Tennessee Chamber Host Cybersecurity Conference in Nashville

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry, today hosted a cybersecurity conference aimed at helping small and mid-size businesses develop, evaluate, and strengthen their cybersecurity programs.

Issue BriefJun 20, 2017 - 10:00am

Principles for Fair and Accurate Security Ratings

As security ratings continue to mature, more organizations in the public and private sectors leverage them in making business and risk decisions. As a key piece of a robust security evaluation program, security ratings based on accurate and relevant information are useful tools in evaluating cyber risk and facilitating collaborative, risk-based conversations between organizations. Security rating companies use a combination of data points collected or purchased from public and private sources and proprietary algorithms to articulate an organization’s security effectiveness into a quantifiable measure or score. As these ratings rely in part upon the quality and breadth of the data they use, the variety of sources and the dynamic nature of the environment create risks of producing ratings that can potentially be inaccurate, irrelevant or incomplete.

Above the FoldJun 20, 2017 - 9:00am
IT Engineer in Action Configuring Servers

Why We Need Fair and Accurate Cybersecurity Ratings

In today’s highly digitized and interconnected world, a simplified and reliable view of an organization’s cyber defenses can help immensely.

Press ReleaseJun 14, 2017 - 12:00pm

U.S. Chamber Announces Alejandro Mayorkas as Chair of Cyber Leadership Council

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today announced that Alejandro Mayorkas has been selected to serve as Chairman of its Cyber Leadership Council. Mayorkas’ term will begin in July.

Above the FoldJun 05, 2017 - 9:45am
Scientists looking into a microscope

The Importance of Protecting Businesses from Global Health Threats

In our modern global economy health emergencies and natural disasters can devastate economies.

Above the FoldJun 05, 2017 - 9:00am
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As Cyber Threats Mount, Businesses Mount a Defense

Threats to computer systems will only grow in scope and sophistication—and businesses must prepare accordingly.

EventJun 02, 2017 - 9:00am to 11:30am
Maj. Gen. Thompson giving keynote address at Chamber Headquarters

Role of the Commercial Sector in Meeting Future National Security Space Requirements

Please join us on Friday, June 2nd from 9:00a.m. - 11:30a.m. at the Chamber's headquarters (1615 H St NW) for a panel discussion and keynote address from Major General David D. Thompson, Vice Commander of the Air Force Space Command at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado. 

Press ReleaseMay 23, 2017 - 4:00pm

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Brings Cybersecurity Awareness Campaign to Columbia

COLUMBIA — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and the University of South Carolina’s SC Cyber, today hosted a cybersecurity summit aimed at helping small and mid-size businesses develop, evaluate, and strengthen their cybersecurity programs.

Above the FoldMay 22, 2017 - 10:45am
May 18, 2017 - Washington, DC, USA: U.S. Invest In America Summit, featuring Vice President Mike Pence, Treasury Sec. Steve Mnuchin. With Tom Donohue, and Myron Brilliant.    Photo by Joshua Roberts / © U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Just Another Week At the Chamber…

VP Pence and more.

Press ReleaseMay 17, 2017 - 3:30pm

U.S. Chamber Hosts Fifth Annual Global Supply Chain Summit

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today hosted the Fifth Annual Global Supply Chain Summit, Building Tomorrow's Networks Today, which brought together industry leaders from the public and private sectors to discuss issues influencing supply chains now and into the future. The summit, which took place during National Infrastructure Week, showcased the importance of technology and innovation to supporting supply chain efficiency, improving access to global markets for small and medium-size businesses, and driving economic competitiveness for all U.S. businesses.