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

EventJun 19, 2019 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
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Cybersecurity Series - Seattle

The rapidly evolving cybersecurity landscape has been marked by more sophisticated attacks aimed at compromising and acquiring sensitive data as well as the disruption of organizational operations. Facing these growing threats, the importance of cyber insurance as a risk mitigation / risk transfer tool continues to grow for organizations of all sizes.

Letters to CongressJun 17, 2019 - 3:45pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on S. 1004, the “Securing America’s Ports of Entry Act"

This letter was sent to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, as well as Sen. John Cornyn, supporting S. 1004, the “Securing America’s Ports of Entry Act.”

Letters to CongressJun 17, 2019 - 9:00am

Letter to Appropriations Committee in Support of Supplemental Funding for CBP

As stakeholders interested in the activities of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at land, sea, and air ports-of-entry (POEs) around the globe, we urge you to support the Administration’s request for supplemental appropriations to cover CBP operations for the remainder of this fiscal year.

EventMay 29, 2019 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
Cybersecurity Series Houston Key Graphic

Cybersecurity Series - Houston

The rapidly evolving cybersecurity landscape has been marked by more sophisticated attacks aimed at compromising and acquiring sensitive data as well as the disruption of organizational operations. Facing these growing threats, the importance of cyber insurance as a risk mitigation / risk transfer tool continues to grow for organizations of all sizes.

Above the FoldMay 20, 2019 - 9:00am
Packages move along conveyer belts at the Amazon.com fulfillment center in Robbinsville, NJ.

Supply Chains: Virtually Invisible, Vitally Important

The U.S. Chamber will leverage its lobbying muscle, deep resources, and expertise to modernize them for the consumers and companies.

EventMay 16, 2019 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
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Global Supply Chain: Future Trends

On Thursday, May 16, 2019, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce will host its 7th annual global supply chain summit, Global Supply Chain: Future Trends.

Above the FoldMay 13, 2019 - 12:30pm

Illicit Trade, Trade Disputes, and Future Opportunities for Global Supply Chains: A Q&A with SICPA North America's Jane Holl Lute

We talk to a former deputy secretary of the Department of Homeland Security for her insights.