President Joe Biden will press Russian President Vladimir Putin on the Kremlin’s involvement in the SolarWinds cyberattacks amid the recent spate of independent Russia-based ransomware hacks, according to his top national security aide.
“The issue of state-sponsored cyberattacks of that scope and scale remains a matter of grave concern to the United States. It will be a topic of conversation between the presidents. Us talking ransomware is not going to come to the exclusion of us talking about cyberthreats in multiple other domains,” Biden national security adviser Jake Sullivan told reporters.
Sullivan joined White House press secretary Jen Psaki in the back of Air Force One Wednesday to brief reporters traveling with Biden and key officials on his first trip abroad. Before touching down at Royal Air Force Mildenhall in the United Kingdom, Psaki said there were still no firm plans for Biden and Putin