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 thefree 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

EventOct 04, 2017 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

Sixth Annual Cybersecurity Summit

On October 4, join more than 200 senior representatives from industry and government at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Sixth Annual Cybersecurity Summit: Get Your Hack Together.

TestimonyOct 03, 2017 - 2:00pm

Matthew J. Eggers Testimony on Cybersecurity and the Internet of Things

Matthew J. Eggers delivered this testimony on Cybersecurity and the Internet of Things to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Information Technology Subcommittee on Tuesday, October 3, 2017.

Above the FoldSep 19, 2017 - 3:30pm
Glowing blue cybersecurity lock

A 360 Degree Outlook on the Global Security Landscape

We need to rethink how we share and divide responsibility for combating cyber threats between the private sector and government.

ReportSep 19, 2017 - 9:00am
Principles for IoT Security

Principles for IoT Security

This paper provides an overview of the growth and innovation in the IoT ecosystem, followed by a discussion of the challenges to securing the IoT and the significant ongoing public-private work to enhance security. It concludes with recommendations that can help policymakers and industry experts collaborate on reducing barriers to innovation and co-creating global frameworks to improve security.

Press ReleaseSep 19, 2017 - 9:00am

U.S. Chamber Report Offers Principles for Internet of Things Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today released a new report titled  

Above the FoldSep 14, 2017 - 11:30am
Internet of Things

The Limits of Labelling the Internet of Things

The European Commission unveiled a proposed regulation for a set of measures to increase resilience and enhance cybersecurity preparedness.

LetterAug 24, 2017 - 10:30pm

Multiassociation Public Consultation Letter on Singapore's Draft Cybersecurity Bill

The American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore (AmCham), BSA | The Software Alliance, the Coalition of Services Industries (CSI), the Information Technology Industry Council, the US-ASEAN Business Council, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce express our gratitude to the Ministry of Communications & Information (MCI) and the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) for the opportunity to submit comments on the draft Cybersecurity Bill (draft bill).

Press ReleaseAug 23, 2017 - 8:30am

Majority of Small Businesses Concerned about Cybersecurity Threats

The MetLife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index (Index), released today, found that almost 60 percent of all small business owners surveyed are concerned about cybersecurity threats. Companies with 20 to 99 employees are much more likely to be concerned—with one in five feeling very concerned—than companies with fewer than 20 employees.

Above the FoldAug 21, 2017 - 9:00am
Honolulu, HI, USA - June 1, 2017: Airplane of Hawaiian Airlines: Airplane of Hawaiian Airlines stops in Daniel K. Inouye International Airport.

Looking Toward the Future of Air Cargo

While air cargo represents less than 1% of global trade in terms of volume, it accounts for 35% in value