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Amazon CEO Andy Jassy to join executives at White House cybersecurity meeting -source

Published 08/23/2021, 10:42 PM
Updated 08/23/2021, 10:50 PM
© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Andy Jassy, CEO Amazon Web Services, speaks at the WSJD Live conference in Laguna Beach, California, U.S., October 25, 2016.     REUTERS/Mike Blake

By Sabahatjahan Contractor

(Reuters) - Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) Inc Chief Executive Andy Jassy will join tech executives at a White House meeting with President Joe Biden on Wednesday to discuss efforts by private companies to improve cybersecurity, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters.

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

Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) CEO Tim Cook and Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:MSFT) Chief Executive Satya Nadella will also attend the White House cybersecurity event, Bloomberg News reported https://bloom.bg/3z7Ev5L on Monday, citing sources.

The chief executives of other large tech companies, banks, energy companies and water utilities, including Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Inc's Google, International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM) Corp, Southern Co (NYSE:SO) and JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM) have also been invited, Bloomberg said.

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Andy Jassy, CEO Amazon Web Services, speaks at the WSJD Live conference in Laguna Beach, California, U.S., October 25, 2016.     REUTERS/Mike Blake

Apple, IBM , Microsoft and JPMorgan did not immediately respond to a request for comment outside regular working hours. Google did not comment on who would attend and referred to the White House for more details beyond last month's announcement.

In July, U.S. 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 companies, including water treatment and electrical power plants. The announcement came after multiple high-profile cyberattacks this year crippled American companies and government agencies, including a ransomware incident which disrupted gasoline supplies.

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Put a guy with an MBA degree in charge of cybersecurity, no wonder usa cybersecurity is s#. companies neglect it n get away scott free. I worked for a few companies. The way they handle ur ssn,cc # is with ‘we dont give a s#’ attitude. To the outside ‘we protect ur data w highest securities’.
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