Joe Biden is apparently planning a meeting on 25 August between the US government and some major technology companies. So far, executives from six major companies have been invited: Tim Cook from Apple, Satya Nadella from Microsoft, Andy Jassy from Amazon, as well as executives from Google, IBM and JPMorgan Chase (an American multinational investment bank).
The reason for the meeting is not yet known, although it may be related to recent cyberattacks and how to reduce the risk of such threats in the future. This is a logical assumption after President Biden signed an executive order in May to work with private companies to combat national cybersecurity threats.
Over the past few months, there have been several large-scale attacks that have threatened the individual security of many citizens. These include Russian hackers infiltrating the iPhones of dozens of U.S. government officials with a zero-day vulnerability, and a successful cyberattack by "Russian intelligence officers" on SolarWinds, a giant U.S. information technology company.
There have also been attacks on Microsoft Exchange Server, Colonial Pipeline, Kaseya (an American software company), and many others.