Tim Cook White House visit confirmed;  Apple announcement might follow

By Ben Lovejoy

August 25, 2021

A new report today also raises the possibility of a security-related announcement by Apple after the meeting has finished … The Biden administration sees the cybersecurity of critical national infrastructure as the shared responsibility of government and businesses, with federal agencies setting objectives and tech companies being required to develop systems to meet them.

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 […]

The issue grew more pronounced as a threat this spring and summer after a spree of high-profile ransomware attacks forced the shutdowns of a major U.S. fuel pipeline, a large meat distributor and a range of small businesses […]

Some private-sector announcements related to “technology and talent” should follow the afternoon meeting, the official said, while declining to provide details. Some companies are expected to announce overall security investments, while others plan to address specific aspects of cybersecurity, another person familiar with the meeting said.