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

Cybersecurity Campaign

Improving Today. Protecting Tomorrow. Information security must be part of all businesses’ risk management strategies, and the Chamber has a national education campaign to raise awareness of the National Institute of Standards and Technology cybersecurity framework.

Issues Briefs & Related Topics




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 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

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.

EventSep 27, 2018 - 9:00am to 10:00am

Cyber Leadership Council Meeting

We’ll discuss current and pending legislative priorities and Department of Homeland Security’s National Risk Management Center.

LetterSep 26, 2018 - 10:45am

U.S. Chamber of Commerce - H.R. 3776, Cyber Diplomacy Act of 2017

Dear Leader McConnell and Minority Leader Schumer:Our organizations, which represent a broad cross-section of the U.S. economy, urge the Senate to pass H.R. 3776, the Cyber Diplomacy Act of 2017. This legislation would advance America’s public and private efforts to safeguard cyberspace and enhance the nation’s economic competitiveness in a global digital economy.

Press ReleaseSep 26, 2018 - 9:30am

U.S. Chamber Statement on National Cyber Strategy

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Chamber of Commerce Senior Vice President for Cyber, Intelligence, and Security Policy Christopher Roberti released the following statement today regarding the announcement of the National Cyber Strategy:

Op EdSep 26, 2018 - 5:00am

Privacy for U.S. Consumers and Businesses – It’s Possible

It’s not every day the U.S. Chamber of Commerce calls for regulation, but when it comes to data privacy, that is exactly what we are doing.

EventSep 12, 2018 - 9:00am to 10:00am

Cyber Incident Reporting Roundtable

Governments around the globe are imposing new regulatory and third-party led requirements for private sector entities to report cyber incidents. The proliferation of mandatory reporting requirements can lead to inefficiencies and increase costs of compliance.The Chamber is kicking off a multi-month effort to shape future advocacy on this issue.

Above the FoldSep 06, 2018 - 1:30pm
A corridor at the Pentagon.

Defense Department’s Contracting Regulation Needs Improvement

A proposed regulation would reduce defense contract progress payments as much as 30% below current standards.