White House reveals plan to combat hacker attacks

The administration of U.S. President Joe Biden, along with private companies intends to develop a plan aimed at protecting technological developments from hacker attacks. It was reported on Wednesday, August 25, in the press service of the White House.

“President Biden met today with private sector and education leaders to discuss the nationwide effort needed to combat cybersecurity threats. Recent high-profile cybersecurity incidents demonstrate that both U.S. public and private organizations are increasingly facing sophisticated malicious cyberattacks. Cybersecurity threats and incidents are affecting businesses of all sizes, small cities and towns in every corner of the country, and the wallets of middle-class families. Compounding the problem, nearly half a million public and private cybersecurity jobs remain unfilled,” according to the text of a statement posted on the U.S. agency’s website.

During the meeting, the administration announced a plan to strengthen cybersecurity in the technology part of the supply chain, with help from the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the statement said. The agency will provide recommendations that will help analyze the security of individual technologies of U.S. organizations.

Companies such as Microsoft and Google have expressed support for the initiative. In addition, these organizations, as well as Apple, Amazon and IMB spoke about their own proposals to address cyber threats.

Thus, IMB intends to prepare more than 150 thousand specialists, whose task will be to protect computer systems.

On July 15, the State Department said it was ready to offer up to $10 million for information that would identify people involved in cyberattacks against the country’s critical infrastructure and acting at the direction of foreign governments.

In June, U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, discussing the country’s foreign policy with members of Congress, said that the White House was working to create an international coalition to bring countries that harbor hackers to justice.