(Reuters) – The White House is hosting an event on Wednesday that will bring together America's largest technology company for a discussion on cybersecurity challenges following a series of high-profile hacking incidents earlier this year, people familiar with the incident told Reuters.
The event comes when Congress weighs new legislation on data law and data protection industry rules, historically considered to be two of the most consistent policy areas in the field.
The guest list includes Amazon.com Inc. CEO Andy Jassy, Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook, Microsoft Corp. CEO Satya Nadella and IBM's CEO, Arvind Krishna, according to two people who know about the incident.
Another said that the topics of discussion would include ransomware, critical infrastructure, supply chain security, cyber security training and data breach insurance.
Managers of the energy company Southern Co. and financial companies ant JPMorgan Chase & Co. is also expected to attend the event, Bloomberg reported earlier.
One of the people familiar with the incident said that they expect the participating companies to make public commitments for better IT security measures and for further workforce training.
The event will feature senior cybersecurity officials from the Biden administration, including the newly confirmed National Cyber Security Director Chris Inglis, as well as Home Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, to lead various talks with industry representatives.
While the White House has been continuously engaging the private sector for several months on potential new cybersecurity rules, Wednesday's planned event is unique to include the insurance industry, according to three people familiar with the incident. , Inc., will participate.
Insurance companies play an important role in covering damages associated with major data breaches. Experts argue that the impact of the insurance market's policies on cyber attacks can provide significant improvements to the framework for cyber defense throughout the private industry. Catalog