Amazon CEO Andy Jassy said to join executives at the White House cybersecurity meeting

Amazon Chief Executive Andy Jassy will meet with technology executives at a White House meeting with President Joe Biden on Wednesday to discuss the efforts of private companies to improve cybersecurity, Reuters told Reuters a source familiar with the subject.

The source asked not to be identified because the information was not public.

Apple CEO Tim Cook and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella will also attend the White House cybersecurity event, Bloomberg News reported on Monday, citing sources.

Chief executives from other major technology companies, banks, energy and water utilities, including Alphabet’s Google, International Business Machines, Southern and JPMorgan Chase were also invited, Bloomberg said.

Apple, IBM, Microsoft and JPMorgan did not immediately respond to a request for comment outside of normal business hours. Google declined to comment on who would attend and approached the White House for more details beyond last month’s announcement.

In July, US President Joe Biden signed a national security memorandum, launching a new public-private initiative that creates “performance controls” for cybersecurity at America’s most critical businesses, including water treatment and power plants. of electricity. The announcement comes after several high-profile cyber attacks this year have hurt US businesses and government agencies, including a ransomware incident that disrupted gasoline supplies.

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