Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Amazon CEO Andy Jassy, and Apple CEO Tim Cook are technology executives invited to attend the White House cybersecurity conference with President Joe Biden on Wednesday. According to Bloomberg News, Quoting an unnamed person familiar with the matter.
Cyber attacks and ransomware incidents, For example, colonial pipeline hackers, A significant upgrade in the past year has created a new impetus for the US government and corporate interests to cooperate on this issue.
Amazon, Microsoft and other companies expected to participate have not yet made public comments on the meeting.
According to reports, the focus of the meeting will include efforts to resist attacks that exploit vulnerabilities in the software supply chain. In the high-profile SolarWinds attack discovered last year, hackers believed to be associated with the Russian government infiltrated companies and US institutions by inserting malware into software updates of widely used IT infrastructure management products.
Executive order signed by Biden in May A series of steps have been developed to improve information sharing and transparency regarding threats to software systems and federal infrastructure.
The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency announced this month a new plan called Joint Cyber Defense Collaboration. Initial industry partners include Amazon Web Services, AT&T, CrowdStrike, FireEye Mandiant, Google Cloud, Lumen, Microsoft, Palo Alto Networks and Verizon.
The goal of public institutions and private sector companies is to create “a unique planning capability to proactively [versus] CISA Director Jen Easterly said: In the statement announcing this effort.