The White House On October 31 and November 1, the second international anti-ransomware summit will be held, to which key US allies have been invited. The Security Conference focuses on priorities such as making computer systems more resilient to making them more secure with cyber attacks against actors planning and disrupting such attacks.
Almost all important partner countries have been invited to the meeting, so Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Estonia, European CommissionFrance, Germany and India as well. Representatives from Romania and Poland from Central and Eastern Europe were also invited, but Hungary is not represented.
A senior Biden administration official cited recent attacks, such as the hacking of the Los Angeles school district last month, as examples of how important it is to protect their digital systems, AP . News.
Brilliant company, lukewarm Hungarian-American relations
The event will be attended by FBI Director Christopher Wray, National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan, Deputy Treasury Secretary Wally Ademo, Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman and others. President Joe Biden is not expected to appear at this event. Companies such as Microsoft, Crowdstreak, Cybersecurity Coalition, Palo Alto, SAP and even Siemens are represented.
The absence of Hungary from the guest list is not surprising since Washington and the Hungarian government are in conflict in several areas: the minimum global corporate tax initiated by the United States was rejected by the leadership of Viktor Orbán, which Cancellation of the double taxation agreement Threatens But in the last period, the Hungarian side was not informed from Washington about Russian interference in the elections and the illegal financing of parties. According to press reports A player in Russian illegal political finance was also active here.
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