The White House will meet with executives from large tech companies like Apple, Google, Amazon, Meta, IBM and Microsoft on Thursday to discuss the security of open source software. The problem has become urgent in the wake of the extremely serious Log4j vulnerability discovered in December 2021.
The conference will also be attended by the Apache Software Foundation – the owner and administrator of the Log4j library – and Oracle, the owner of the Java software platform on which the Log4j library runs. GitHub and the Linux Open Source Foundation will also be represented.
Tech company executives will meet with representatives from various federal agencies, including ministries of trade, defense, energy, and homeland security. Other agencies include the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the National Science Foundation Cyberscoop.
After the discovery and the aftermath of the Log4j …