|A man holds a laptop computer as cyber code is projected on him in this illustration picture taken on May 13, 2017. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/Illustration|
The White House will meet with executives from major tech companies, including Alphabet-owned Google (GOOGL.O), Apple Inc (AAPL.O) and Amazon.com Inc, , to discuss software security after the United States have suffered several major cyber attacks last year.
In December, White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan sent a letter to CEOs of tech companies after a security vulnerability was discovered in open source software called Log4j that organizations around the world are using. to save data in their apps.
In the letter, Sullivan noted that this open source software is widely used and maintained by volunteers and is a “major national security problem.”
Thursday’s meeting, which will be hosted by the Deputy National Security Advisor for Information Technology and Emerging Technologies. The White House released a statement saying that they would discuss security concerns regarding open-source software and ways to improve it.
Other top tech companies in attendance at the meeting will include IBM (IBM.N), Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O), Meta Platforms Inc (FB.O) which owns Facebook and Oracle Corp (ORCL.N). Other government agencies such as the Commerce Department, Department of Defense, and Department of Homeland Security will also be present.
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