‘Security’ meeting at the White House, one of the technology giants!
Technology giants, including Apple and Google, are meeting at the White House. Cyber attacks will be discussed on the agenda.
The White House, located in the US state of Washington, will host an important meeting on behalf of technology security. American-based technology companies, especially Google’s parent company Alphabet and Apple, will come together at the White House today.
According to the news of Reuters, the agenda of the meeting includes the large-scale cyber attacks that the USA is exposed to in 2021. In this meeting, which will also be attended by government officials at the ministerial level, the White House management will evaluate software security with technology companies . Identified problems and solutions will also be discussed.
Meta, who survived the crisis, also attends the meeting.
Among the companies that will attend the meeting, Meta Platforms, Inc., formerly Facebook . is also included. As it will be remembered, Meta survived great server-side difficulties in 2021, especially in October. On October 4, none of his services, including WhatsApp and Instagram, were inaccessible for hours. In addition, the facebook.com domain name is also on sale for a short time.
However, it was reported that the meeting held at the White House will mostly focus on the major cyber attacks that the United States was exposed to last year . In the past months, a vulnerability was discovered in the open source software called Log4j, which world-renowned companies and organizations use to record data in their applications.
White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan sent a warning letter to the top executives of tech companies in December. In the letter, Sullivan noted that vulnerabilities in open-source software like Log4j are a major security concern for the United States.
The security of open source software will be discussed at the meeting, which will be hosted by Anne Neuberger, the USA’s Deputy National Security Advisor for Cyber and Emerging Technology, in order to avoid similar problems. Among the technology companies that will attend the meeting are IBM, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Meta, Amazon, Oracle . The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Defense, and the Department of Commerce will also participate.