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

Press ReleaseJan 10, 2020 - 4:00pm

U.S. Chamber Urges Accountability and Coordination in ICTS Supply Chain Rule

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Senior Vice President for Cyber, Intelligence, and Security Policy Christopher D. Roberti issued the following statement today regarding the Department of Commerce’s proposed rule “Securing the Information and Communications Technology and Services Supply Chain.”

CommentJan 10, 2020 - 3:45pm

U.S. Chamber of Commerce ICTS Supply Chain Comments

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce (Chamber) respectfully submits the following comments in response to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s (Department) request for comment on the proposed rule to implement Executive Order 13873 (EO), Securing the Information and Communications Technology and Services Supply Chain (rulemaking or proposal). This proposal would provide the U.S. government with the authority to intervene in, block, and unwind certain information and communications technology and service (ICTS) transactions on national security grounds.

CommentJan 10, 2020 - 3:45pm

Multi Association Letter - ICTS Supply Chain Proposed Rule

The undersigned associations respectfully submit this letter on behalf of our member companies regarding the U.S. Department of Commerce’s (“Department” or “Commerce”) proposed rule to implement Executive Order 13873, Securing the Information and Communications Technology and Services (“ICTS”) Supply Chain (“proposed rule” or “proposal”). As written, the proposed rule would provide the U.S. government with the authority to intervene in, block, and unwind certain ICTS transactions on national security grounds. As longtime partners in the U.S. government’s efforts to provide national security while strengthening our economy and technology leadership, we welcome the opportunity to share an overview of our members’ views on the proposed rule. We look forward to working with the Department to shape a rule that both addresses national security risk while simultaneously supporting U.S. innovation and promoting the growth of the U.S. economy.

Above the FoldJan 10, 2020 - 2:15pm
Cyber security

E-commerce Best Practices for Protecting Payment Data, Combating Online Skimming

Senior Vice President for Cyber, Intelligence, and Security Policy, Christopher D. Roberti, talks online security with Mark Meissner of PCI.

Press ReleaseJan 09, 2020 - 10:00am

Donohue: 'Engaging with the world is our best strategy for strong national security and lasting prosperity'

Today U.S. Chamber CEO Thomas J. Donohue cautioned that the United States must continue to engage on the world stage or risk being left behind in his annual State of American Business Address.

SpeechJan 09, 2020 - 10:00am

2020 State of American Business Speech: A Year of Meaningful Action

U.S. Chamber President Tom Donohue's remarks on the State of American Business as prepared for delivery on January 9, 2020.

ReportJan 09, 2020 - 9:30am
The 2020 State of American Business Policy Priorities Booklet Cover Image

U.S. Chamber Policy Priorities for 2020

This booklet is the guide to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's policy priorities for 2020. This booklet was released and referenced during the 2019 State of American Business on January 9th, 2020.

Letters to CongressDec 16, 2019 - 1:15pm

U.S. Chamber Letter to the Senate on S. 1790, the "National Defense Authorization Act of 2020"

This Hill letter was sent to the United States Senate supporting S. 1790, the "National Defense Authorization Act of 2020."