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

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 

Press ReleaseNov 12, 2018 - 4:15pm

U.S. Chamber Statement on the Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer Neil Bradley released the following statement today regarding the Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace:

EventOct 29, 2018 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Transatlantic Cybersecurity Luncheon

Recent incidents, such as the German Bundestag cyberattack, U.S. presidential election, and the costly malware attacks WannaCry and NotPetya, have highlighted cybersecurity as a major challenge for governments and businesses worldwide.

Letters to CongressOct 24, 2018 - 5:00pm

Draft NIST Interagency Report (NISTIR) 8228, Considerations for Managing Internet of Things (IoT) Cybersecurity and Privacy Risks

October 24, 2018 Via iotsecurity@nist.govKaterina Megas and ColleaguesProgram ManagerCybersecurity for the Internet of Things (IoT) ProgramNational Institute of Standards and TechnologyGaithersburg, MD 20899

Above the FoldOct 15, 2018 - 9:00am
Strong economy

Addressing Cyber Threats – Together

When businesses and government take steps to protect data, assets, and consumers, they're promoting a strong, secure, and resilient economy.

Press ReleaseOct 11, 2018 - 2:15pm

U.S. Chamber Examines Cybersecurity Risks for Business at Annual Cybersecurity Summit

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Industry stakeholders and government officials gathered today to share their expertise on how businesses should address risk and security, and to examine the role of government in cybersecurity, at the U.S. Chamber’s Seventh Annual Cybersecurity Summit. The summit took place as the nation recognizes National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.

Press ReleaseOct 11, 2018 - 11:30am

FICO and U.S. Chamber Release First U.S. Cybersecurity Assessment

•    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and FICO have released the first national cybersecurity assessment, benchmarking the cybersecurity risk of key industry sectors•    The Assessment of Business Cybersecurity (ABC) shows significant differences across sectors, and across organizations of different sizes

EventOct 11, 2018 - 8:30am to 1:30pm
NextGen Digital Security

7th Annual Cybersecurity Summit: NextGen Digital Security

On Thursday, October 11, 2018 the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Cybersecurity Summit: NextGen Digital Security. As the leading cybersecurity forum in the nation’s capital, renowned experts will dive into a range of topics including automation and skills gaps, financial sector cybersecurity, incident reporting, a live hack, and more.

Above the FoldOct 04, 2018 - 1:00pm
Glowing blue cybersecurity lock

The 3 P’s to Security for Small to Midsized Companies

Here are some tips that businesses of all sizes can do to check their information security programs.

Above the FoldOct 01, 2018 - 12:00pm

Kicking Off National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Government officials play an important role in supporting the cyber risk management activities of private sector entities.