Biden, Tech Leaders Eye ‘Concrete Steps’ to Boost Cybersecurity


President Joe Biden and key cabinet officials were to host the chief executives of Apple, Google, Amazon and Microsoft along with leaders from the finance and utilities sectors, a senior administration official said.

The gathering comes after hacks and data breaches which have targeted a major US oil pipeline, a meatpacking company, and the Microsoft Exchange email system as well as ransomware attacks hitting various sectors.

“You will definitely be seeing a set of concrete announcements,” the official told journalists in a background briefing.