Biden to host tech, finance and energy CEOs for security summit at White House

Biden to Hold Cybersecurity Summit With Tech Giants, Top Banks, Energy Firms

KEY POINTS

  • The group will include CEOs from the tech, financial services, insurance, energy and education sectors.
  • The meeting follows several major cyberattacks impacting government agencies and infrastructure.

President Biden is expected to host executives from major technology, financial and energy companies on Wednesday for a summit on national cybersecurity, a gathering that comes amid heightened fears about proliferating disruptive attacks on American businesses and infrastructure.

Top Silicon Valley chief executives, including Apple Inc.’s Tim Cook, Amazon.com Inc.’s Andy Jassy, Microsoft Corp.’s Satya Nadella and Alphabet Inc.’s Sundar Pichai are scheduled to attend the White House meeting, according to a list of participants shared by an administration official. Also expected are JPMorgan Chase & Co. CEO Jamie Dimon and Brian Moynihan, president and CEO of Bank of America Corp. , among other representatives of the financial industry.

Wednesday’s summit is Biden’s first high-profile conference to discuss cybersecurity as president of the private sector. White House officials have recently stated that the issue is one of the shared responsibilities between the government and the industry, especially those responsible for the operation of the country’s critical infrastructure, and has recently been voluntary. Adopted, which suggests that the government may consider pursuing obligations if the security standards are not widespread.

Biden put cybersecurity on national security as a result of the devastating Russian espionage that endangered at least 10 federal agencies and 100 U.S. companies discovered in the last few months of the Trump administration. Emphasized as the biggest concern of.

Here’s the full list of CEOs participating in Wednesday’s events, by sector:

Tech

  • ADP CEO Carlos Rodriguez
  • Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai
  • Amazon CEO Andy Jassy
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook
  • IBM CEO Arvind Krishna
  • Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

Financial Services

  • Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan
  • JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon
  • TIAA CEO Thasunda Brown Duckett
  • US Bancorp CEO Andrew Cecere

Energy and Water

  • American Water CEO Walter Lynch
  • ConocoPhillips CEO Ryan Lance
  • Duke Energy CEO Lynn Good
  • PG&E CEO Patti Poppe
  • SJW Group CEO Eric Thornburg
  • Southern Company CEO Tom Fanning
  • Williams CEO Alan Armstrong

Insurance

  • Coalition CEO Joshua Motta
  • Resilience CEO Vishaal Hariprasad
  • Travelers CEO Alan Schnitzer
  • Vantage Group Holdings CEO Greg Hendrick

Education

  • Code.org CEO Hadi Partovi
  • Girls Who Code CEO Tarika Barrett
  • Tougaloo College President Dr. Carmen Walters
  • University of Texas System Chancellor JB Milliken
  • Whatcom Community College President Dr. Kathi Hiyane-Brown

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