Topic: COMMUNITY INTEREST
Cybersecurity Meeting In CA, Invitation Only
By Tammy Duffy
Today, the White House is hosted a cybersecurity event with Silicon Valley's top corporate leaders to discuss the growing cyberattack threats.
The summit was held at Stanford (Calif.) University, and officials from the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Secret Service and the FBI will also be in attendance, asking the private sector companies to share information on how to combat future cyberattacks.
The list of confirmed speakers included Apple CEO Tim Cook, as well as CEOs of Bank of America, Bancorp, American Express, Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente, Visa, MasterCard, PayPal, Facebook, Google and Intel.
Notably missing from the panelists and speakers are representatives of Home Depot, J.P. Morgan Chase, Target, Sony and Anthem — five companies who suffered major, public data breaches over the past year. A senior administration official said the companies were not excluded from the panels. Why one might ask? Additionally, officials from the National Security Agency and CIA were not on the list of panelists and speakers.
Privacy was the central theme at the panel, along with consumer protection and cybersecurity