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 CongressDec 06, 2019 - 3:45pm

ICT Supply Chain NPRM Comments Extension Request

Multiassociation letter signed by 26 organizations requesting the Department of Commerce extend the 30 day comment period to 90 days. Related to the ICTS Supply Chain notice for proposed rulemaking and EO 13873.

Letters to CongressNov 25, 2019 - 4:15pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on S. 2877, "Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2019"

This Hill letter was sent to the United States Senate, supporting S. 2877, the "Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2019."

Letters to CongressNov 19, 2019 - 2:30pm

U.S. Chamber Letter to the Senate Banking Committee on S. 2877, the "Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2019"

This Hill letter was sent to the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, supporting S. 2877, the “Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2019."

Letters to CongressNov 18, 2019 - 12:45pm

U.S. Chamber Key Vote Alert! on H.R. 4634, the "Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2019"

This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to the U.S. House of Representatives, supporting H.R. 4634, the “Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2019."

Above the FoldNov 11, 2019 - 12:15pm
U.S. Capitol

Quick Take: Your Primer on the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2020

Here is everything you need to know about the FY2020 National Defense Authorization Act.

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.