National and Cyber Security | U.S. Chamber of Commerce

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 to promote the free flow of commerce and information that drives our economy and enriches our society.

Projects and Programs

Recent Activity

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.

LetterJul 25, 2017 - 4:30pm

U.S. Chamber-ITI Letter on Cyber Marketplace Transparency

This letter was sent to Thomas McDermott, DAS for Cyber Policy, DHS; Adam Sedgewick, Technology Policy Advisory, Department of Commerce; and Brian Peretti, Director, Office of Critical Infrastructure Protection, Department of Treasury.

ReportJul 24, 2017 - 12:00pm

NEMA Building Operational Public Private Partnerships

The purpose of the “Building Operational Public Private Partnerships” is to provide a guide for state, local, tribal, territorial governments and private sector businesses attempting to build public private partnerships to serve the interdependent needs of the community. Specifically, the guide is designed for those organizations that intend to collaborate before a disaster (e.g., preparedness, planning, training, exercises), coordinate operationally during an event (e.g., incident (crisis, disaster, emergency, Stafford/Non-Stafford, response), and collaborate post-event (e.g., incident (recovery, mitigation and resilience activities) consistent with Grant Guidance and prevailing doctrine through the National Preparedness System and Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act (PKEMRA).

Above the FoldJul 13, 2017 - 3:00pm

5 Reasons CEOs Should Have Cybersecurity Top of Mind

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

Press ReleaseJun 21, 2017 - 2:30pm

U.S. Chamber, Tennessee Chamber Host Cybersecurity Conference in Nashville

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry, today hosted a cybersecurity conference aimed at helping small and mid-size businesses develop, evaluate, and strengthen their cybersecurity programs.

Issue BriefJun 20, 2017 - 10:00am

Principles for Fair and Accurate Security Ratings

As security ratings continue to mature, more organizations in the public and private sectors leverage them in making business and risk decisions. As a key piece of a robust security evaluation program, security ratings based on accurate and relevant information are useful tools in evaluating cyber risk and facilitating collaborative, risk-based conversations between organizations. Security rating companies use a combination of data points collected or purchased from public and private sources and proprietary algorithms to articulate an organization’s security effectiveness into a quantifiable measure or score. As these ratings rely in part upon the quality and breadth of the data they use, the variety of sources and the dynamic nature of the environment create risks of producing ratings that can potentially be inaccurate, irrelevant or incomplete.

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.

Press ReleaseJun 14, 2017 - 12:00pm

U.S. Chamber Announces Alejandro Mayorkas as Chair of Cyber Leadership Council

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today announced that Alejandro Mayorkas has been selected to serve as Chairman of its Cyber Leadership Council. Mayorkas’ term will begin in July.

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.

Above the FoldJun 05, 2017 - 9:00am
WannaCry gif

As Cyber Threats Mount, Businesses Mount a Defense

Threats to computer systems will only grow in scope and sophistication—and businesses must prepare accordingly.