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. 


  • 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

Letters to CongressApr 09, 2020 - 10:45am

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Letter to Law Enforcement Associations Urging a Uniform Standard for Essential Workers

Chief Steven CasstevensPresidentInternational Association of Chiefs of Police44 Canal Center Plaza #200Alexandria, VA 22314 The Honorable Tim FoxPresidentNational Association of Attorneys General1850 M Street NW, 12th floorWashington, DC 20036

Letters to CongressApr 08, 2020 - 1:30pm

Letter on a Uniform Standard for Essential and Critical Workers

This letter was sent to the International Association of Chiefs of Police, National Sheriffs’ Association, National Association of Attorneys General, National Association of Chiefs of Police, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, and National Governors Association urging a national credential standard for critical and essential workers.

Press ReleaseMar 20, 2020 - 2:00pm

U.S. Chamber Urges State and Local Governments to Follow DHS Guidance on Essential Workforce

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today sent a letter to the National Governors Association Chair Gov. Larry Hogan (R-Md.) and Vice Chair Gov.

Letters to CongressMar 20, 2020 - 1:30pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on CISA Guidance on Shelter-in-Place Orders

This letter was sent to the National Governors Association, all U.S. Governors, the U.S. Conference of Mayors, and the National Association of Counties, relating to shelter-in-place orders and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s guidance.

EventMar 17, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

U.S. Cyberspace Solarium Commission Forum

The Cyberspace Solarium Commission was established in the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 to "develop a consensus on a strategic approach to defending the United States in cyberspace against cyber attacks of significant consequences." The finished report will be presented to the public on March 11, 2020.