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Tech giants — including Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Apple, and IBM — are among several organizations announcing new initiatives to invest in US cybersecurity following a meeting with President Joe Biden at the White House that included private sector and education leaders.
As part of this week’s announcements, the Biden administration shared that the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will work with industry and other partners “to develop a new framework to improve the security and integrity of the technology supply chain,” officials wrote in a release.
“The approach will serve as a guideline to public and private entities on how to build secure technology and assess the security of technology, including open source software,” they say. Microsoft, Google, IBM, Travelers, and Coalition have committed to joining the initiative.
In addition, the administration announced the expansion of the Industrial Control Systems Cybersecurity Initiative to include natural gas pipelines.
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