May 12, 2021


WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Chamber of Commerce Senior Vice President for Cyber, Intelligence, and Supply Chain Security Policy Christopher D. Roberti issued the following statement today regarding President Biden’s executive order on cybersecurity:

“Recent cyberattacks, impacting both public and private entities, underscore the need for coordinated action by the Biden Administration and the private sector. We need to enhance security, drive international collaboration, and hold malicious cyber actors accountable when they violate domestic and international laws.

“Public-private partnerships are essential to enhance cybersecurity and ensure that systems are updated and configured to deal with current threats. The Chamber looks forward to working with the Biden Administration, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, the Department of Commerce, and law enforcement partners to improve incident response policies, programs, and procedures to enhance our nation’s resilience.

“To continue this important work, Congress will need to provide federal agencies and law enforcement with resources to confront our adversaries in cyberspace and bring them to justice. Strategy without resources is just rhetoric.”