Following a White House meeting with President Joe Biden, companies across the spectrum of corporate America have made commitments in the fight to enhance U.S. cybersecurity. Here are some highlights:
The Google (GOOGL) - Get Alphabet Inc. Class A Report parent pledged $10 billion over five years to strengthen cybersecurity and said it would train 100,000 Americans in IT support and data analytics among other fields.
IBM (IBM) - Get International Business Machines (IBM) Report said it would train 150,000 people in cybersecurity skills in three years and would partner with historically Black colleges and universities as part of the effort.
Discussing the importance of cybersecurity, Jim Cramer said that companies must be willing to hurt their quarters in order to secure their futures, particularly in the work-from-home environment.
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