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

Letters to CongressSep 11, 2019 - 10:15am

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

This letter was sent to the Senate Committee on Armed Services, supporting the nomination of Barbara Barrett to be Secretary of the U.S. Air Force.

Letters to CongressAug 30, 2019 - 9:30am

U.S. Chamber Letter on NDAA Conference Negotiations

This Hill letter was sent to the House Armed Services and Senate Armed Services committees, on conference negotiations for the National Defense Authorization Act.

Press ReleaseAug 19, 2019 - 8:00am

Assessment of Business Cyber Risk Shows Slight Improvement in National Risk Score and Highlights Need for Third-Party Risk Management

WASHINGON, D.C.—The Q2 Assessment of Business Cyber Risk (ABC) report released today by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and FICO recorded a National Risk Score of 688, a slight improvement over the previous quarter’s score of 687.

Above the FoldAug 15, 2019 - 10:45am
Risk Management

A Hidden Cybersecurity Risk: Third-Party Relationships

Many companies are overlooking a crucial compontent in their cybersecurity strategies: third-party risk management.

EventAug 01, 2019 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
Cybersecurity Series San Diego Key Graphic

Cybersecurity Series - San Diego

The rapidly evolving cybersecurity landscape has been marked by more sophisticated attacks aimed at compromising and acquiring sensitive data as well as the disruption of organizational operations. Facing these growing threats, the importance of cyber insurance as a risk mitigation / risk transfer tool continues to grow for organizations of all sizes.

Issue BriefJul 16, 2019 - 5:00pm

Ursula von der Leyen Elected President of European Commission

What happened?Today, the European Parliament narrowly approved German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen as the European Commission’s first female president. The vote was 383-327, meaning von der Leyen barely exceeded the threshold of 374 votes needed to win. Her narrow victory will hamper her ability to command a broad majority in favor of her policy agenda.

Above the FoldJun 28, 2019 - 12:15pm
U.S. and Israeli flags

U.S.-Israel Cybersecurity Collaborative: A Roadmap for Global Private, Public Partnership

Nearly 20% of all global investment in cybersecurity occurs in Israel – behind only the U.S.