Biden to meet with tech giants on cybersecurity

The US President Joe Biden will meet private sector and education leaders on 25 August 2021 to discuss how to improve cybersecurity in the USA. 

According to the White House, participants from the private and education sector will be:

  • Tech companies: Google, Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, IBM, and ADP
  • Financial companies: JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, TIAA, and U.S. Bancorp.
  • Insurance companies: Coalition, Vantage Group, Resilience, and Travelers.
  • Education organisations:, University of Texas System, Tougaloo College, Girls Who Code, and Whatcom Community College.

After the meeting with the President, participants will join smaller meetings led by the members of the cabinet and the national security team. These informal discussions will focus on concrete steps to improve national cyber posture. They will occur in three parallel breakout sessions:

  • ‘Critical Infrastructure Resilience’ with participants across energy, financial, and water industries,
  • ‘Building Enduring Cybersecurity,’ with participants from tech and insurance industries, and
  • ‘Cybersecurity Workforce,’ with education leaders participating.