Biden to Convene Private Sector Leaders on Cybersecurity Threats

July 21, 2021, 1:00 PM

President Joe Biden will convene industry leaders late next month to discuss strategies for confronting the growing threat of cyberattacks, according to a spokesperson for the White House National Security Council.

The meeting, scheduled for Aug. 25, will take place after several disabling assaults underscored the vulnerability of companies and other institutions, including hospitals, to ransomware crews -- many of whom operate in countries that have strained relations with the U.S. -- and the urgency of a broad, robust response.

The NSC spokesperson did not say who would be attending the meeting or provide further details, other than to say ...

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