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.


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. 


  • 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

EventApr 07, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm

Virtual InSTEP with Ash Carter

Join the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for a session with former Secretary of Defense and Harvard Kennedy School Director of the Belfer Center Ash Carter, moderated by Washington Post Columnist David Ignatius.

Letters to CongressApr 06, 2021 - 12:15pm

Risks in the Semiconductor Manufacturing and Advanced Packaging Supply Chain

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce (Chamber) is submitting this letter in response to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s (Department) request for comments regarding risks in the semiconductor manufacturing and advanced packaging supply chain.

EventMar 30, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

NOW + NEXT: North Korean Military Hackers Commit Cyberattacks

Since 2009, the Lazarus Group has conducted malicious cyber activity worldwide, impacting governments and the private sector in equal measure. In earlier attacks, the malicious actors compromised South Korean broadcasters and banks' computer networks, rendering the organizations unresponsive in a series commonly referred to as Dark Seoul.

CommentMar 22, 2021 - 2:30pm

U.S. Chamber Comments on ICTS Supply Chain IFR

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce (Chamber) is submitting this letter in response to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s (Department) request for comment on the interim final rule (IFR or Rule) to implement provisions of Executive Order 13873 (EO), Securing the Information and Communications Technology and Services (ICTS) Supply Chain. Appendix

Above the FoldMar 05, 2021 - 11:00am
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Businesses Need a New Privacy Shield Now

Why an EU-U.S. Privacy Shield must be at the top of policymakers’ agenda.

Press ReleaseFeb 24, 2021 - 5:00pm

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Statement on Supply Chain Executive Order

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Chamber of Commerce Senior Vice President for Cyber, Intelligence, and Supply Chain Security Policy Christopher D. Roberti issued the following statement today regarding President Biden’s executive order on supply chains:

EventFeb 23, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm

InSTEP: Global Risk with Ian Bremmer of Eurasia Group

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s International Affairs Division will host Eurasia Group Founder and President Ian Bremmer for a discussion of global risk in foreign policy, global trade and national security.

EventFeb 23, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Advancing Norms of Responsible Behavior in Cyberspace

The State Department, in consultation with industry and other federal agencies, should promote a system of norms, built through international engagement and cooperation, that promotes responsible behavior in cyberspace and over time reduces cyber risk to critical infrastructure.