Updated on Thursday, 26 August 2021 – 12:28
Apple, Amazon or IBM will also support various initiatives to promote cybersecurity
United States President Joe BidenLEAH MILLISREUTERS
The president of United States, Joe biden, has achieved the commitment of several of the main technology companies in the country to promote different initiatives that improve national cybersecurity, including the commitment of Google and Microsoft to invest $ 30 billion (25,527 million euros) in the coming years, according to the White House.
Thus, Biden held a meeting this Wednesday with leading representatives of the private sector and education to discuss the effort necessary to address the cybersecurity threats facing the country, as indicated by the recent high-profile cybersecurity incidents recorded.
The White House emphasized that cyber threats affect companies of all sizes, as well as towns and cities in all corners of the country and the pockets of middle-class families, so that “cybersecurity is a national security imperative. and economic “.
To compound the challenge, the U.S. Government noted that almost half a million jobs cybersecurity services public and private remain uncovered, has advanced Europa Press.
After the meeting, the White House announced that the companies had made a series of commitments, including the investment of 10 billion dollars (8.509 million euros) in the next five years by Google to expand the programs of “zero trust “, help secure the software supply chain and enhance open source security.
Google also announced that it will help 100,000 Americans obtain digital skills certificates recognized by the industry that can help you get high-paying jobs.
For its part, Microsoft announced that it will invest 20,000 million dollars (17,018 million euros) in five years to accelerate efforts to integrate cybersecurity and offer advanced security solutions.
In addition, the company will immediately make $ 150 million (€ 128 million) in technical services available to assist federal, state, and local governments with upgrading security protection, and expanding collaborations with non-profit schools and organizations. profit for cybersecurity training.
For its part, Apple will establish a new program to drive continuous security improvements throughout the technology supply chain and, as part of the program, work with its vendors to drive the massive adoption of multi-factor authentication, security training, and vulnerability remediation. , event log and incident response.
IBM announced that it will train 150,000 people in cybersecurity skills over the next three years and drive diversity within the cybersecurity area, while Amazon make the safety awareness training it offers its employees freely available to the public.
Outside of the corporate sector, the organization Code.org announced that it will teach cybersecurity concepts to more than 3 million students over the next 3 years, while Girls Who Code establish a micro credential program for historically excluded groups in technology in order to make career opportunities and opportunities more accessible to underrepresented groups in the sector.
Last June, President Biden noted that he was studying the possibility of retaliate against the Russian Government for a cyber attack against the largest meat producer in the world, the company JBS.
In fact, Biden assured that he will not hesitate to respond to Russia if Putin continues in the confrontation and in the aggressions, including cyberattacks.
Likewise, a month earlier, the president of the United States signed an executive order to improve American cybersecurity after the cyber attack perpetrated against the Colonial pipeline, the most important in North America and which caused a flow interruption for days.
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