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Top Tech Firms, U.S. to Meet on Open-Source Software Security

Jan. 13, 2022, 10:00 AM

Some of the world’s largest technology firms are meeting at the White House on Thursday in an effort to improve open-source software security, U.S. officials said.

Companies such as Amazon Inc., Apple Inc., Meta Platforms Inc. and Google Inc. will join senior leaders from a wide swath of federal agencies, including the Pentagon, the National Science Foundation, the Commerce Department and the Department of Homeland Security.

The gathering comes weeks after the discovery of a flaw in widely used Log4j software, which threatened untold millions of computer systems around the globe by making them vulnerable to ...