A person familiar with the matter told Reuters that Amazon CEO Andy Jassy will join technology executives at a White House meeting with President Joe Biden on Wednesday to discuss private companies’ efforts to improve the Internet. security efforts.
The source requested anonymity because the information has not been made public. Bloomberg News quoted sources on Monday and reported that
Apple CEO Tim Cook and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella will also attend the White House cybersecurity event.
CEOs from other large technology companies, banks, energy, and water service companies were also invited, including Alphabet Inc.’s Google, International Business Machines Corporation, Southern Corporation, and JP Morgan Chase, Bloomberg said.
Apple, IBM, Microsoft, and JPMorgan Chase did not immediately respond to requests for comment outside normal working hours. Google did not comment on who would attend and mentioned the White House in addition to last month’s announcement for more details.
In July, U.S. President Joe Biden signed a national security memorandum and launched a new public-private partnership initiative to develop “performance control” for the cybersecurity of America’s most critical companies (including water treatment and power plants). The announcement was made after a number of high-profile cyberattacks that paralyzed US companies and government agencies this year, including a ransomware incident that interrupted the supply of gasoline.
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