Apple, Amazon, and Microsoft CEOs to meet President Biden to discuss cybersecurity
CEOs from America’s top technology companies are meeting with President Biden at the White House to discuss cybersecurity.
Citing anonymous White House sources, Reuters have reported that Amazon CEO Andy Jassy, Apple CEO Tim Cook, and Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella will be among those attending the meeting.
Sources claimed that those also invited are executives from Google, IBM, JPMorgan Chase, and Southern Company, however, final participation has not yet been confirmed.
This news comes as countries such as Russia, China, the US, Israel, and other nation-states have been accusing each other of various cyber-attacks and incidents.
In June, President Biden signed a national security memorandum which produced a new public-private initiative to create “performance controls” for cybersecurity at some of the country’s infrastructure companies, such as electrical power plants and water treatment.
Titled The Industrial Control Systems Cybersecurity Initiative, the idea was for companies to voluntarily collaborate with the Federal Government and the infrastructure community to significantly improve the cybersecurity of their critical systems.
It does that “by encouraging and facilitating deployment of technologies and systems that provide threat visibility, indications, detection, and warnings, and that facilitate response capabilities for cybersecurity in essential control system and operational technology networks.”
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