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Apple CEO Tim Cook is set to join other tech executives in a cybersecurity meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden next week, reports Bloomberg.

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The meeting will focus on the efforts by private companies to improve cybersecurity following a surge in online attacks over the course of the last year, an official familiar with the event told Bloomberg.
The executives could discuss efforts undertaken by critical infrastructure entities, including those in the banking, energy and water utility sectors, to improve cybersecurity and collaborations with the government. The tech executives are likely to discuss how software can drive better security in the supply chain, the senior official said.
The meeting will include Cook and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, with executives from Google, Amazon, IBM, Southern Co., and JPMorgan Chase & Co also invited to attend.

Article Link: Apple CEO Tim Cook to Meet With U.S. President Joe Biden to Discuss Cybersecurity
 
Just FOCUS on STOPPING CSAM, Tim. I hope the other CEO's that will be joining the meeting is not happy with what Apple is about to introduce with CSAM.

Hopefully, Tim doesn't focus on Cyber Espionage. LOL, is this a joke?

 
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What stake does Southern Co. have at meeting about tech?
Since the meeting concerns

The executives could discuss efforts undertaken by critical infrastructure entities, including those in the banking, energy and water utility sectors, to improve cybersecurity and collaborations with the government.

They own Southern Company Gas Alabama Power Georgia Power Mississippi Power Southern Company Services Southern Linc Southern Nuclear Southern Company Generation Southern Power Southern Telecom PowerSecure.

Remember Colonial Pipeline, said it had halted systems for its 5,500 miles of pipeline from Texas to New York after being hit by a ransomware attack. They effected millions of customers. So Southern Co is a critical infrastructure entity.
 

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A weird combination for a topic like this, they both have to follow the instructions from the controller of NSA, what could they possibly discuss about?
Not really cybersecurity concerns hardening security and protecting enterprises from all kinds of technology attacks. The fact that you have Apple, MS, and Google represented are examples of the three largest OS developers used by enterprises.
 

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hmmm, wonder why Zuckerberg is not on the list?
:oops::p
Because Social Media is more about data mining activity from internet participants instead of it representing a method for attacking a walled off enterprise intranet operations such as critical infrastructures like utilities, communications/telecom, energy, military, government services.
 

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Because Social Media is more about data mining activity from internet participants instead of it representing a method for attacking a walled off enterprise intranet operations such as critical infrastructures like utilities, communications/telecom, energy, military, government services.
I was joking ...
FB is a walled off enterprise too btw, as is Google for that matter.
 

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The CEO of Microsoft would be a much better choice.
Tim Cook has No Technical background or Tech Education.


Tim earned an MBA from Duke University, where he was a Fuqua Scholar, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Auburn University.
 
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