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

EventMay 22, 2018 - 8:30am to 2:00pm
6th Annual Global Supply Chain Summit

6th Annual Global Supply Chain Summit

The Chamber's annual Global Supply Chain Summit brings industry and government leaders together to address the current challenges and opportunities facing global supply chains.

ImageMay 21, 2018 - 4:30pm
Supply Chain Infographic Teaser

Supply Chain Best Practices

Developments of new technologies have revolutionized supply chains, but they have also created vulnerabilities.

LetterMay 09, 2018 - 2:00pm

S. 2463, the ''Better Utilization of Investments Leading to Development (BUILD) Act of 2018''

This letter was sent to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations in support of S. 2463, the ‘‘Better Utilization of Investments Leading to Development (BUILD) Act of 2018.’’

LetterMay 09, 2018 - 2:00pm

Fiscal Year 2019 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill

This letter was sent to the members of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies outlining the Chamber’s priorities as the Subcommittee prepares to mark up its FY19 spending bill later today.

LetterMay 08, 2018 - 5:30pm

H.R. 5105, the ''Better Utilization of Investments Leading to Development (BUILD) Act of 2018''

This letter was sent to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs in support of H.R. 5105, the ‘‘Better Utilization of Investments Leading to Development (BUILD) Act of 2018.’’

Above the FoldApr 16, 2018 - 4:30pm
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One and Done? Not for NIST and the Cyber Framework.

Good cybersecurity contributes to a company’s bottom line, reputation, and competitiveness.

Press ReleaseMar 27, 2018 - 2:30pm

U.S. Chamber Releases New Paper on Need for Business and Law Enforcement Collaboration to Combat Cybercrime

Business and law enforcement must work together to combat cybercrime and establish best practices to protect businesses from potential attacks

CommentMar 13, 2018 - 11:15am

Letter on H.R. 4668, the "Small Business Advanced Cybersecurity Enhancements Act and H.R. 3170, the "Small Business Development Center Cyber Training Act

This letter was sent to Chairman Chabot and Ranking Member Velazquez of the House Small Business Committee on March 13, 2018.

CommentMar 07, 2018 - 8:30pm

FBI This Week: Strengthening Partnerships with America’s Business Community

Listen to how the Office of Private Sector is strengthening the FBI's relationships with U.S. businesses to protect the nation’s economy and national security.  Audio Transcript

CommentFeb 26, 2018 - 12:30pm

Comment Letter on DHS Authorization

This letter was sent to Chairman Ron Johnson and Ranking Member Claire McCaskill of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on February 26, 2018.