The initiatives will be included in his
The risks of cyberattacks have been highlighted in recent weeks by the hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment computers. The FBI said North Korea was behind the attack and the U.S. ratcheted up sanctions against the isolated nation in response.
During an event Monday at the Federal Trade Commission headquarters in Washington, Obama will talk about plans to address identity theft and improve privacy for consumers, particularly students, the White House said.
He also will discuss the next steps in his BuySecure initiative. The program, created in October by executive order, secures payments to and from the federal government through new credit card technology.
Some large companies, including Home Depot Inc. and Target Corp., which have had major data breaches, committed to roll out more secure credit card terminals in their stores as part of the initiative.
On Tuesday, Obama will visit the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center in Arlington, Va., to discuss cybersecurity. He will talk about efforts to increase information-sharing between companies and the government and to improve collaboration against threats.
Legislation that would provide liability protection for firms that share information about online security threats has been stalled in
On Wednesday, Obama will go to Iowa and "lay out new steps to increase access to affordable, high-speed broadband across the country," the White House said.