Apple CEO Tim Cook participated in a meeting with President Joe Biden and other CEOs at the White House to discuss how companies can improve cybersecurity. As a result, Apple announced that it would create a new program to improve the security of its supply chain around the world.
Most of the companies attending the event, including Amazon, Google and Microsoft, announced some form of cybersecurity improvement. As for Apple, the company said it will work with its vendors to "massively implement" robust security protocols such as multi-factor authentication and event logging.
Amazon, for example, wants to provide account holders with free multi-factor authentication devices to better protect their data. Microsoft has earmarked $20 billion to improve its security tools and another $150 million to help government agencies train their partners in security practices.
The meeting comes in the wake of multiple hacking attacks on critical infrastructure in the U.S. However, it is not yet clear when exactly these measures will be put into practice by each company.