To discuss software security, Apple, Amazon, and IBM executives will meet at the White House

After the United States was targeted by multiple significant cyberattacks last year, the White House will meet with executives from prominent internet companies on Thursday, including Alphabet's Google, Apple Inc., and Inc.

After the revelation of a security vulnerability in open-source software called Log4j, which enterprises all over the country use to record data in their apps, White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan wrote a letter to CEOs of digital companies in December.

In the letter, Sullivan noted that such open-source software is broadly used and maintained by volunteers and is a ” key national security concern.”

The White House said in an announcement that the conference, which will be chaired by Anne Neuberger, deputy national security adviser for cyber and emerging technologies, will focus on concerns about open-source software security and how it might be improved.

13 Jan 2022

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