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. 

Priorities

  • 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

Press ReleaseJul 28, 2020 - 9:00am

Assessment of Business Cyber Risk Shows Improvement in National Risk Score and Spotlights Cybersecurity Insurance as One Tool to Manage Cyber Risk

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Assessment of Business Cyber Risk (ABC) report released today by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and FICO recorded a National Risk Score of 694 for the first half of 2020, an improvement over the previously-reported 688 in 2019.

Letters to CongressJul 24, 2020 - 3:30pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on Section 3610 of the CARES Act

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the United States Congress, on Section 3610 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

EventJul 23, 2020 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Cyber Series

Houston Innovation Summit

The Houston area is home to global leaders in healthcare, finance, and oil and natural gas. Four Fortune 500 companies have significant operations in The Woodlands area alone. The Innovation Summit will explore the critical building blocks for the area to develop the local tech economy. The growth of technology-driven businesses will springboard our economy into the digital economy.

Letters to CongressJul 20, 2020 - 1:00pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on H.R. 6395, the "National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021""

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives, on H.R. 6395, the "National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021."

Letters to CongressJul 16, 2020 - 9:45am

U.S. Chamber Letter on the Phase 4 Coronavirus Relief Legislation

This Hill letter was sent to the President of the United States Donald Trump, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.

Letters to CongressJul 15, 2020 - 2:00pm

Coalition Letter on the Delay of Section 889 of the NDAA

This Coalition letter was sent to the members of the United States Congress on a delay of Section 889(a)(1)(B) of the FY2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

Letters to CongressJul 14, 2020 - 12:30pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on FY21 Homeland Security Appropriations

This Hill letter was sent to the House Committee on Appropriations, on FY21 Homeland Security Appropriations.

Letters to CongressJul 14, 2020 - 9:00am

U.S. Chamber Letter on H.R. 7331, the "National Cyber Director Act"

This Hill letter was sent to the members of the United States Congress, supporting H.R. 7331, the "National Cyber Director Act."

Letters to CongressJul 01, 2020 - 12:45pm

U.S. Chamber Letter to the U.S. Cyberspace Solarium Commission

This letter was sent to members of the U.S. Cyberspace Solarium Commission.

Letters to CongressJul 01, 2020 - 11:00am

Coalition Letter on Amendment 2193 in S. 4049, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021

This coalition letter was sent to Senate Leadership on amendment 2193 in S. 4049, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021.