Amazon Inc chief executive Andy Jassy will join technical leaders in a White House meeting with President Joe Biden on Wednesday to discuss efforts by private companies to improve cybersecurity, a source close to the file.
The source asked not to be identified because the information was not public.
Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook and Microsoft Corp CEO Satya Nadella will also attend the White House cybersecurity event, Bloomberg News reported on Monday https://bloom.bg/3z7Ev5L, citing sources.
CEOs of other major tech companies, banks, energy companies and water utilities, including Alphabet Inc’s Google, International Business Machines Corp, Southern Co and JPMorgan Chase were also invited, Bloomberg said.
Apple, IBM, Microsoft, and JPMorgan did not immediately respond to an after-hours request for comment. Google has not commented on who would be present and referred to 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 checks” for cybersecurity at America’s most critical businesses, including water treatment. and power plants. The announcement came after several high-profile cyber attacks this year that crippled U.S. businesses and government agencies, including a ransomware incident that disrupted gasoline supplies.