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 thefree flow of commerce and information that drives our economy and enriches our society.

Projects and Programs

 

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 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
The United States flag, top, flies with the European Union flag.

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.

Above the FoldSep 19, 2017 - 3:30pm
Glowing blue cybersecurity lock

A 360 Degree Outlook on the Global Security Landscape

We need to rethink how we share and divide responsibility for combating cyber threats between the private sector and government.

Above the FoldSep 14, 2017 - 11:30am
Internet of Things

The Limits of Labelling the Internet of Things

The European Commission unveiled a proposed regulation for a set of measures to increase resilience and enhance cybersecurity preparedness.

Above the FoldAug 21, 2017 - 9:00am
Honolulu, HI, USA - June 1, 2017: Airplane of Hawaiian Airlines: Airplane of Hawaiian Airlines stops in Daniel K. Inouye International Airport.

Looking Toward the Future of Air Cargo

While air cargo represents less than 1% of global trade in terms of volume, it accounts for 35% in value

Above the FoldJul 27, 2017 - 1:00pm
Human Hand Using Application on Mobile Phone, Smart Homes

The Internet of Things: New Risks Bring New Opportunities

From fitness wristbands to smart cities and sensor-packed locomotives, many are describing IoT as the next Industrial Revolution.

Above the FoldJul 13, 2017 - 3:00pm
Boardroom

5 Reasons CEOs Should Have Cybersecurity Top of Mind

Today’s modern cybersecurity landscape goes well beyond the realm of information technology.

Above the FoldJun 20, 2017 - 9:00am
IT Engineer in Action Configuring Servers

Why We Need Fair and Accurate Cybersecurity Ratings

In today’s highly digitized and interconnected world, a simplified and reliable view of an organization’s cyber defenses can help immensely.

Above the FoldJun 05, 2017 - 9:45am
Scientists looking into a microscope

The Importance of Protecting Businesses from Global Health Threats

In our modern global economy health emergencies and natural disasters can devastate economies.