Microsoft, Google, Apple, IBM, Amazon, Meta, and Oracle executives will meet at the White House to discuss software security after the United States was subjected to multiple significant assaults last year.
The Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Defense, and the Department of Commerce will all be in attendance, as will others.
The meeting, which will be led by deputy national security adviser for cyber & emerging technology, Anne Neuberger, will explore concerns around the security of open-source software and how it might be improved, the White House said in a statement.
Several large-scale intrusions in the past year exposed tens of thousands of corporate and government information, prompting the Biden administration to place a high premium on cyber security going forward.
In December, White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan addressed a letter to chief executives of digital firms after the discovery of a security vulnerability in open-source software called Log4j that enterprises around the world use to log data in their applications.
A review board and new software requirements for government organizations were established by presidential order last year in response to the increasing frequency and severity of cyberattacks.
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