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

Above the FoldSep 17, 2021 - 9:00am
FTC building

Congress Should Write Privacy Rules, Not the FTC

This week, President Biden nominated Alvaro Bedoya, privacy activist and head of Georgetown University’s Center on Privacy and Technology, to replace outgoing Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Commissioner Rohit Chopra.

Above the FoldMar 05, 2021 - 11:00am
USEU Data privacy biden admin

Businesses Need a New Privacy Shield Now

Why an EU-U.S. Privacy Shield must be at the top of policymakers’ agenda.

Above the FoldOct 27, 2020 - 1:00pm
AI and Cybersecurity

Beyond the Hype – Artificial Intelligence in Cybersecurity

Now + Next talks AI and what it means for cybersecurity.

Above the FoldOct 19, 2020 - 4:00pm
Cloud Security

As the Cloud Grows, So Does the Focus on Its Security

Movement to the cloud is gathering pace. Here's what you need to know.

Above the FoldOct 07, 2020 - 9:30am
Cybersecurity regulations

Now+Next Series Looks at Potential for Cybersecurity Legislation This Fall and Beyond

Experts discuss the potential impacts of cybersecurity legislation leading up to the election.

Above the FoldMay 19, 2020 - 3:00pm

How Europe’s Privacy Law Is Undermining the Fight Against COVID-19 Internet Abuse

Recent events show GDPR is falling short in the fight against cybercriminals looking to cash in on the COVID-19 crisis.

Above the FoldMay 01, 2020 - 11:30am
Global Cybersecurity

How the Chamber Is Helping to Strengthen Global Cybersecurity

Learn how our International Cyber Law Project will allow government, law enforcement, and the private sector enhance cybersecurity.

Above the FoldApr 23, 2020 - 9:45am
Laptop; remote work

How to Protect Your Organization from Coronavirus Cybersecurity Threats

As the world adapts to new ways of working amid COVID-19, we break down how to secure your company's data.

Above the FoldJan 10, 2020 - 2:15pm
Cyber security

E-commerce Best Practices for Protecting Payment Data, Combating Online Skimming

Senior Vice President for Cyber, Intelligence, and Security Policy, Christopher D. Roberti, talks online security with Mark Meissner of PCI.

Above the FoldNov 11, 2019 - 12:15pm
U.S. Capitol

Quick Take: Your Primer on the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2020

Here is everything you need to know about the FY2020 National Defense Authorization Act.