White House Hosts Cybersecurity Event

President seeks public commitments toward better IT security.

The White House hosted an event Wednesday that brought together the largest American technology companies for a discussion about cyber security. The confab follows many high-profile hacking incidents earlier this year.

Those attending included the CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, Google, and IBM.  In addition, executives from energy utility firm Southern Co., casualty insurer Travelers Companies, and financial organization JP Morgan Chase were also expected to attend. Administration officials at the meeting included the newly-confirmed National Cybersecurity Director Chris Inglis, as well as Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas.

Among the topics of discussion were ransomware, critical infrastructure, supply chain security, cybersecurity education, and data breach insurance. The president is seeking to have the participating companies make public commitments toward better IT security and for additional workforce training.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For U.S. officials who are endeavoring to implement increased cybersecurity across the electronics system.
  • For the president and his administration as they encourage the private sector to increase security measures.
  • For companies who are dealing with the recent hacking of their data.

Sources: The Hill, Reuters


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