Apple CEO Tim Cook will meet with U.S. President Joe Biden to discuss cybersecurity

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What you need to know

  • Apple CEO will meet with U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday to discuss cybersecurity.
  • Microsoft's Satya Nadella and Amazon's Andy Jassy will also be in attendance.

Tim Cook is heading to Washington D.C. to talk cybersecurity with President Joe Biden.

As reported by Bloomberg, the Apple CEO will attend an event at the White House on Wednesday to discuss the ways that private companies can work to improve cybersecurity. Microsoft's Satya Nadella and Amazon's Andy Jassy also plan to be in attendance.

According to the report, the executives will likely discuss "how software can drive better security in the supply chain."

Apple's Tim Cook, Microsoft's Satya Nadella and Amazon's Andy Jassy plan to attend the event scheduled for Wednesday afternoon, according to people familiar with the matter.The executives could discuss efforts undertaken by critical infrastructure entities, including those in the banking, energy and water utility sectors, to improve cybersecurity and collaborations with the government. The tech executives are likely to discuss how software can drive better security in the supply chain, according to a senior official familiar with the event.The chief executives of companies including Alphabet Inc.'s Google, International Business Machines Corp., Southern Co. and JPMorgan Chase & Co. have also been invited, the senior official said.

Cook is flying to Washington D.C. as the company continues to face concerns over its new technology that will scan iCloud Photos, Siri, and iMessage for Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM).

The company has admitted it could have done a better job of explaining how the new technology does not infringe on privacy the way that many have brought thought, deploying both its head of privacy and software to talk about the new technology.

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  • I thought his name was Tim Apple?
  • Too bad sleepy Joe won't have any clue what they are saying. Probably won't be awake for most of the meeting.