To resolve the escalating cyber threats, President Joe Biden is set to meet with more than two dozen leaders of key groups across a variety of fields at the White House for a cybersecurity meeting on Wednesday.
Sources said among those invited to the meeting are the CEOs of tech companies such as Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, IBM, and Microsoft, along with the heads of major financial institutions such as Bank of America and JPMorgan.
It was also reported that several energy and water companies will also be included, with the leaders of Duke Energy, PG&E, and Southern Company set to attend.
The officials from the insurance and education sectors participating include the leaders of insurance group Travelers and from the University of Texas system are also set to join the meeting.
“Tomorrow is a call to action, the federal government cannot solve this complex and international challenge alone, and we can’t do it overnight,” the senior official told reporters Tuesday.
“We are sincere when we say that cybersecurity is a matter of national security, the public and private sectors must meet this moment together, and the American people are counting on us. Tomorrow is an important opportunity to drive that forward,” the official added.
The meeting was reportedly in response to months of major cybersecurity incidents.
Among these incidents is the SolarWinds hack, discovered in December, which involved Russian government-backed hackers compromising nine federal agencies and 100 private sector groups for much of 2020.
Due to the attack Biden impose some sanctions on Russia in April.