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.

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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.

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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

Above the FoldOct 15, 2018 - 9:00am
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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.

Above the FoldOct 04, 2018 - 1:00pm
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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.

Above the FoldSep 06, 2018 - 1:30pm
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Defense Department’s Contracting Regulation Needs Improvement

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

Above the FoldJul 27, 2018 - 4:45pm
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Simplifying Payment Security for Small Merchants

The PCI Security Standards Council has worked with the business community to develop guidance and recommendations.

Above the FoldJun 04, 2018 - 11:00am
Indian Air Force helicopters carry an Indian national flag during a flypast in Bengaluru, India.

The U.S.-India Strategic Partnership and the Sanctions Conundrum

Congress must address the threat of sanctions under the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act.

Above the FoldApr 16, 2018 - 4:30pm
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One and Done? Not for NIST and the Cyber Framework.

Good cybersecurity contributes to a company’s bottom line, reputation, and competitiveness.

Above the FoldNov 16, 2017 - 10:00am
A Macbook Air laptop infected by the 'Petya' ransomware computer virus.

How to Protect Your Business from Ransomware’s Mounting Danger

The estimated cost of this type of cybercrime approached $1 billion in 2016.

Above the FoldNov 15, 2017 - 6:00pm
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The Road Ahead for Transatlantic Cybersecurity Cooperation

Computer networks spanning the globe know no national boundaries.

Above the FoldOct 16, 2017 - 9:00am
The Chamber recognizes National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Stopping Cyberattacks Requires a United Front

During this National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the Chamber urges a strong cyber defense partnership between government and industry.