Amazon Chief Govt Andy Jassy will be a part of tech executives at a White Home assembly with President Joe Biden on Wednesday to debate efforts by personal firms to enhance cybersecurity, a supply aware of the matter informed Reuters.
The supply requested to not be recognized as the data was not public.
The chief executives of different giant tech firms, banks, vitality firms, and water utilities, together with Alphabet’s Google, International Business Machines, Southern, and JPMorgan Chase have additionally been invited, Bloomberg mentioned.
Apple, IBM, Microsoft, and JPMorgan didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark outdoors common working hours. Google didn’t touch upon who would attend and referred to the White Home for extra particulars past final month’s announcement.
In July, US President Joe Biden signed a nationwide safety memorandum, launching a brand new public-private initiative that creates “efficiency controls” for cybersecurity at America’s most important firms, together with water remedy and electrical energy vegetation. The announcement got here after a number of high-profile cyberattacks this yr crippled American firms and authorities businesses, together with a ransomware incident which disrupted gasoline provides.
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