May 11, 2017


WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue issued the following statement today regarding President Donald Trump’s executive order on cybersecurity:

“With this executive order the new administration has signaled a commitment to bolstering our nation’s cyber defenses and emphasized the important role public-private partnerships can play in doing so, which has long been a top priority of the business community.

“We look forward to engaging administration officials on advancing collaborative and flexible approaches to reducing cyber risks, including streamlining the bureaucratic hurdles and red tape that impede businesses’ efforts to secure their devices and networks in dynamic ways.

“Now, we stand ready to partner with the administration on building capacity and trust in regards to real-time information sharing between government and industry. By working together we can better secure our nation’s networks, which are critical to our national and economic security.

“Lastly, we are pleased the order spotlights increased adherence to norms and deterrence. We are eager to work with policymakers to explore ways to reduce the benefits of conducting harmful cyber activity against the business community and the nation, and position the U.S. as a leader in effective cybersecurity policy.”

The Chamber’s cybersecurity campaign, Improving Today. Protecting Tomorrow,aims to advance cybersecurity policies and educate small and midsize businesses about cyber threats and how to protect against them. You can learn more about these efforts by going to

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