After meeting with President Joe Biden about cybersecurity threats, Microsoft and Google now have a $30 billion USD pledge to increase cybersecurity efforts over five years. Microsoft will contribute $20 billion USD, while $150 million USD will be used to expand Microsoft’s training network through various non-profits, community colleges, as well as to upgrade the U.S. government’s digital security systems at all levels, including federal, state and local.
The remaining $10 billion USD will be provided by Google. It will primarily focus on improving its zero-trust security model and expanding open-source security. Additionally, it will fund additional training for programmers. Other smaller organizations, such as Code.org and IBM, have also announced plans for cybersecurity.