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Tech Companies Pledge Billions in Cybersecurity Investments

科技公司承諾投資數十億美元維護網路安全

Some of the country's leading technology companies have committed to investing billions of dollars to strengthen cybersecurity defenses and to train skilled workers, the White House announced Wednesday following President Joe Biden's private meeting with top executives.

在美國總統喬‧拜登(Joe Biden)與科技高層領袖會面後,白宮於週三(編按:2021 年 8 月 25 日)宣布,美國數家領先的科技巨頭已承諾投資數十億美元來強化網路安全防禦以及培訓相關技術人員。

 

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Tech Companies Pledge Billions in Cybersecurity Investments
VOA News|Silicon Valley & Technology
August 26, 2021 12:52 AM (source)

Tech Companies Pledge Billions in Cybersecurity Investments

科技公司承諾投資數十億美元維護網路安全

August 26, 2021 12:52 AM

Associated Press 

  VOA News 搶先看 

白宮表示,科技公司承諾投入數十億美元來加強網路安全防禦。美國總統喬‧拜登(Joe Biden)曾表示,網路安全是美國「最重要的國家安全挑戰」,與執行委員召開網路安全防禦會議的同時,國安團隊也正忙於其他事務。來自各方的與會者強調網路攻擊影響層面廣大,從燃料運輸業到肉品加工廠等的商業部門,都身受其害。

Some of the country's leading technology companies have committed to investing billions of dollars to strengthen cybersecurity defenses and to train skilled workers, the White House announced Wednesday following President Joe Biden's private meeting with top executives.

The Washington gathering was held during a relentless stretch of ransomware attacks that have targeted critical infrastructure and major corporations, as well as other illicit cyber operations that U.S. authorities have linked to foreign hackers.

The Biden administration has been urging the private sector to do its part to protect against those increasingly sophisticated attacks. In public remarks before the meeting, Biden referred to cybersecurity as a "core national security challenge" for the U.S.

"The reality is most of our critical infrastructure is owned and operated by the private sector, and the federal government can't meet this challenge alone," Biden said. "I've invited you all here today because you have the power, the capacity and the responsibility, I believe, to raise the bar on cybersecurity."

After the meeting, the White House announced that Google had committed to invest billion in cybersecurity over the next five years, money aimed at helping secure the software supply chain and expand zero-trust programs. The Biden administration has looked for ways to safeguard the government's supply chain following a massive Russian government cyberespionage campaign that exploited vulnerabilities and gave hackers access to the networks of U.S. government agencies and private companies.

Microsoft, meanwhile, said it would invest billion in cybersecurity over the next five years and make available 0 million in technical services to help local governments upgrade their defenses. IBM plans to train 150,000 people in cybersecurity over three years, Apple said it would develop a new program to help strengthen the technology supply chain, and Amazon said it would offer to the public the same security awareness training it gives to employees.

Top executives of each of those companies were invited to Wednesday's meeting, as were financial industry executives and representatives from the energy, education and insurance sectors. A government initiative that at first supported the cybersecurity defenses of electric utilities has now been expanded to focus on natural gas pipelines, the White House said Wednesday.

Though ransomware was intended as one aspect of Wednesday's gathering, a senior administration official who briefed reporters in advance said the purpose was much broader, centered on identifying the "root causes of any kind of malicious cyber activity" and also ways in which the private sector can help bolster cybersecurity. The official briefed reporters on the condition of anonymity.

The meeting took place as Biden's national security team has been consumed by the troop withdrawal in Afghanistan and the chaotic evacuation of Americans and Afghan citizens. That it remained on the calendar indicates the administration regards cybersecurity as a major agenda item, with the administration official describing Wednesday's meeting as a "call to action."

The broad cross-section of participants underscores how cyberattacks have cut across virtually all sectors of commerce. In May, for instance, hackers associated with a Russia-based cyber gang launched a ransomware attack on a major fuel pipeline in the U.S., causing the pipeline to temporarily halt operations. Weeks later, the world's largest meat processor, JBS, was hit with an attack by a different hacking group.

In both instances, the companies made multimillion-dollar ransom payments in an effort to get back online.

Biden on Wednesday pointed to a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in June when he said he made clear his expectation that Russia take steps to rein in ransomware gangs because "they know where (the hackers) are and who they are."
 

Language Notes

註 1: ransomware 於本文為名詞,意指勒索軟體

註 2: illicit 於本文為形容詞,意指非法的;違禁的

註 3: cyberespionage 意指網絡間諜

註 4: anonymity 意指匿名;無名;不公開姓名

註 5: ransom 於本文為名詞,意指贖金
 

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Check your comprehension!

Choose the BEST answer to each of the questions below. After you finish, highlight the parentheses to reveal the hidden answers.

1. ( C ) According to the article, what is the main purpose of President Joe Biden's meeting?
            (A) To increase government security     
            (B) To train skilled workers
            (C) To raise the bar on cybersecurity  
            (D) To banish the illicit cyber operations                       
2. ( A ) According to the article, which of the following statements is CORRECT?
            (A) Amazon would provide the public with the same security awareness training that it provides to employees.   
            (B) Apple plans to invest in technical services to assist local governments in upgrading their defenses.
            (C) Microsoft intends to educate 150,000 employees in cybersecurity over the next three years.
            (D) IBM would develop a new program to aid in the strengthening of the technology supply chain.
3. ( B ) The word  "bolster" in paragraph 8 is closest in meaning to:
            (A) encourage    
            (B) improve           
            (C) decrease
            (D) discourage
   

 

 

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