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White House to host tech companies to discuss improving open source software security amid Log4j vulnerability
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The White House on Thursday is hosting leading tech companies, along with a number of relevant government agencies, to discuss ways to improve security for open-source software libraries, with senior administration officials calling it a "key national security concern."
Meeting with Biden administration officials will be representatives from Akamai, Amazon, Apache Software Foundation, Apple, Cloudfare, Facebook/Meta, GitHub, Google, IBM, Linux Open Source Foundation, Microsoft, Oracle, RedHat and VMWare.
They'll discuss how new private-public collaboration could "rapidly drive improvements" to security.
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Joining the business leaders at the White House will be senior leaders and senior open-source software experts from leading agencies, including the Departments of Commerce and Homeland Security, the Pentagon, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, the Department of Energy and more.