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.
Since the information has not been made public, the source requested anonymity.
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.
Bloomberg said that CEOs of other large technology companies, banks, energy companies and water companies have also been invited, including Alphabet’s Google, International Business Machines, Southern and JPMorgan Chase.
Apple, IBM, Microsoft and JPMorgan Chase did not immediately respond to requests for comment outside normal working hours. Google did not comment on who will attend, and mentioned that the White House knows more details beyond the announcement last month.
In July, U.S. President Joe Biden signed a national security memorandum and launched a new public-private partnership program to develop “performance controls” for the cybersecurity of America’s most critical companies (including water treatment and power plants). The news came after a number of high-profile cyber attacks this year paralyzed US companies and government agencies, including a ransomware incident that disrupted gasoline supplies.
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