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

 

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

EventSep 12, 2018 - 9:00am to 10:00am

Cyber Incident Reporting Roundtable

Governments around the globe are imposing new regulatory and third-party led requirements for private sector entities to report cyber incidents. The proliferation of mandatory reporting requirements can lead to inefficiencies and increase costs of compliance.The Chamber is kicking off a multi-month effort to shape future advocacy on this issue.

Above the FoldSep 06, 2018 - 1:30pm
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Defense Department’s Contracting Regulation Needs Improvement

A proposed regulation would reduce defense contract progress payments as much as 30% below current standards.

ArticleAug 09, 2018 - 10:45am
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Congress and the White House Rein in a Flawed Chemical Security Regulation

Bipartisan legislation constructively addresses a critical screening program for workers who access high-risk chemical facilities.

Above the FoldJul 27, 2018 - 4:45pm
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Simplifying Payment Security for Small Merchants

The PCI Security Standards Council has worked with the business community to develop guidance and recommendations.

LetterJul 26, 2018 - 11:00am

U.S. Chamber of Commerce - H.R. 3359, "Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Act of 2017"

This Coalition letter was sent to the Senate Majority Leader and Minority Leader in support of H.R. 3359, the “Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Act of 2017.”

LetterJul 24, 2018 - 5:00pm

Fiscal Year 2019 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill

This letter was sent to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee ahead of the markup of the Fiscal Year 2019 Homeland Security Appropriations bill tomorrow morning.

ArticleJul 19, 2018 - 9:15am

DAEC Supports the CAT Policy Implementation Plan

DAEC welcomes the State Department’s announcement regarding the approved implementation plan for the CAT Policy.

ArticleJul 19, 2018 - 9:15am

FIRRMA and Export Control Discussion

DAEC hosted a successful discussion on FIRRMA and Export Controls with Advisory Board Member, Hon. Kevin Wolf.

LetterJul 18, 2018 - 4:45pm

Fiscal Year 2019 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill

This letter was sent to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Homeland Security ahead of the Subcommittee’s markup of the Fiscal Year 2019 Homeland Security Appropriations bill tomorrow morning.

EventJul 18, 2018 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
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FIRRMA and Export Control Discussion (Invitation Only)

The Chamber's Defense and Aerospace Council, China Center and GRC are hosting a closed-door discussion on anticipated FIRRMA implementation with an eye toward its impact on export controls.