Obama to push cybersecurity, identity theft and online access plans

Jim Puzzanghera reports:

President Obama will focus on high technology next week, announcing efforts to strengthen cybersecurity, prevent identity theft and increase Internet access, the White House said Saturday.

The initiatives will be included in his State of the Union address, which Obama is previewing before the Jan. 20 speech, rather than saving all his major policy announcements for the speech itself.

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.

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