Stamford Advocate

Biden takes part in cybersecur­ity meetings

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President Joe Biden is meeting with top executives from some of the country’s leading technology companies and financial institutio­ns as the White House urges the private sector to help toughen cybersecur­ity defenses against increasing­ly sophistica­ted attacks. Wednesday’s summit comes during a relentless stretch of ransomware attacks that have targeted critical infrastruc­ture, in some cases with attackers extorting multimilli­on-dollar payments from major corporatio­ns, as well as other illicit cyber operations that U.S. authoritie­s have linked to foreign hackers. Though ransomware is one focus of Wednesday’s gathering, a senior administra­tion official said the purpose of the meeting is broader and centered at identifyin­g the “root causes of malicious cyber activities.”

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