Apple CEO Tim Cook, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, and Amazon CEO Andy Jassy will be attending whereas Google and IBM officials, and Southern Company CEO Tom Fanning have also been invited to attend, Bloomberg reports.
For the past six months or so, Cybersecurity has been a real threat to top US organizations as multiple breaches and ransomware incidents have occurred demanding millions from top organizations in that period.
Mr. President is afraid that it must not involve in the matter of national security that will be a major threat to the United States in the future. While the meeting took place, nothing was unveiled about what these top minds are up to!
If you look at the past recent months, multiple US companies are being targeted by ransomware gangs. Ransomeware attacks, phishing, etc are getting common these days, for the past few months we have seen Miami Based IT Vendor “Kaseya” Attacked By Ransomware, Facebook Data leaks that even included Mark Zuckerberg’s data. Binance getting hacked and many lost a lot of money. Colonial pipeline being attacked by hackers not only that! a few days ago, Mcdonald’s also had a data breach. The majority of big names are being targeted.
While it is unclear what the president and any attendees intend to address, there will undoubtedly be much to discuss given the recent event.
“The fact is that I directed the intelligence community to give me a deep dive on what’s happened and I’ll know better tomorrow. And if it is either with the knowledge of and/or the consequence of Russia, then I told Putin we will respond,”
“We’re not certain. The initial thinking it was not the Russian government but we’re not sure yet,”US President Joe Biden on the recent Cyberattack
Apple, Microsoft, Google, Amazon, IBM, JPMorgan, and Southern Company all declined to comment to Bloomberg, and a Southern Company spokesperson declined to comment to The Verge. The other companies and the White House have not replied to requests for comment from The Verge.
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