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

Cybersecurity Campaign

Improving Today. Protecting Tomorrow. Information security must be part of all businesses’ risk management strategies, and the Chamber has a national education campaign to raise awareness of the National Institute of Standards and Technology cybersecurity framework.

Issues Briefs & Related Topics




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 for 2018

  • 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

Press ReleaseFeb 13, 2019 - 9:15am

U.S. Chamber Releases Model Privacy Legislation, Urges Congress to Pass a Federal Privacy Law

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today released model privacy legislation calling for a federal privacy law that would protect consumers and eliminate a confusing patchwork of state laws. The U.S. Chamber worked with nearly 200 organizations of all sizes and sectors to draft the model legislation.

LetterFeb 07, 2019 - 2:30pm

Multi-Association White House Letter: IoT Cybersecurity

February 7, 2019 Grant M. Schneider Federal Chief Information Security Officer and Senior Director for Cybersecurity The White HouseAbigail A. SlaterSpecial Assistant to the President forTechnology, Telecom, and Cyber PolicyThe White House Dear Mr. Schneider and Ms. Slater:

EventNov 16, 2018 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Critical Infrastructure Risk Management: A Path Forward

On Friday, November 16 the U.S. Chamber of Commerce will host a conference—Critical Infrastructure Risk Management: A Path Forward.

Press ReleaseNov 13, 2018 - 8:45pm

U.S. Chamber Applauds Passage of Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Chamber Senior Vice President for Cyber, Intelligence, and Security Policy Christopher D. Roberti issued the following statement regarding passage of H.R. 3359, critical cybersecurity legislation:

LetterNov 12, 2018 - 4:30pm

Early Engagement Opportunity—Implementation of National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019

November 12, 2018Via W. NeilsonDirectorDefense Acquisition Regulation SystemDepartment of DefenseAlexandria, VA 22350 

Press ReleaseNov 12, 2018 - 4:15pm

U.S. Chamber Statement on the Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer Neil Bradley released the following statement today regarding the Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace:

EventOct 29, 2018 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Transatlantic Cybersecurity Luncheon

Recent incidents, such as the German Bundestag cyberattack, U.S. presidential election, and the costly malware attacks WannaCry and NotPetya, have highlighted cybersecurity as a major challenge for governments and businesses worldwide.

LetterOct 24, 2018 - 5:00pm

Draft NIST Interagency Report (NISTIR) 8228, Considerations for Managing Internet of Things (IoT) Cybersecurity and Privacy Risks

October 24, 2018 Via iotsecurity@nist.govKaterina Megas and ColleaguesProgram ManagerCybersecurity for the Internet of Things (IoT) ProgramNational Institute of Standards and TechnologyGaithersburg, MD 20899

Above the FoldOct 15, 2018 - 9:00am
Strong economy

Addressing Cyber Threats – Together

When businesses and government take steps to protect data, assets, and consumers, they're promoting a strong, secure, and resilient economy.

Press ReleaseOct 11, 2018 - 2:15pm

U.S. Chamber Examines Cybersecurity Risks for Business at Annual Cybersecurity Summit

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Industry stakeholders and government officials gathered today to share their expertise on how businesses should address risk and security, and to examine the role of government in cybersecurity, at the U.S. Chamber’s Seventh Annual Cybersecurity Summit. The summit took place as the nation recognizes National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.