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.



  • 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 ReleaseApr 10, 2019 - 3:45pm

Cyber Risk Assessment for U.S. Businesses Holds Steady for First Quarter of 2019

Assessment of Business Cyber Risk report provides risk trends and tips to improve cybersecurity

ReportMar 20, 2019 - 7:00am

The Transatlantic Economy 2019

The Transatlantic Economy 2019 report from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the American Chamber of Commerce to the EU documents the strength of the transatlantic economy, but also warns that accumulating frictions between the United States and Europe are testing the resilience of the world’s largest bilateral commercial relationship.

Letters to CongressMar 07, 2019 - 4:00pm

U.S. Chamber Letter Supporting Bill Evanina's (Director, NCSC) Nomination

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce strongly supports and urges the swift confirmation of the nomination of William R. Evanina to be Director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC).

Letters to CongressFeb 27, 2019 - 2:00pm

Legislative Endorsements and Scorecard


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.

Letters to CongressFeb 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:

Letters to CongressNov 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