The White House is expected to announce Monday that President Barack Obama is meeting with the top U,S.
technology leaders to talk about the challenges of cybersecurity in the wake of the hack of the Democratic National Committee and a spate of other breaches.
The meeting is being billed as the most prominent in the history of the National Security Council and could signal a new direction for the U.N. in its cyber strategy.
As part of the discussion, the White House said the president would hold a call with the chief technology officers of the largest U.A.E. and EU countries, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Egypt.
In his first public remarks since the DNC hack, Obama said he was concerned about the cyber threat to U.K. elections and was also concerned about Russia’s aggressive behavior in cyberspace.
“We have to do more to keep the internet safe and we have to take seriously our responsibility to keep our elections secure,” he said.
Russia’s interference in the U, S. election cycle has been well documented.
Last week, Russian hackers targeted the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and the Democratic presidential campaign of U.
Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.
The group also released e-mails from the Democratic Party’s presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton.
But the White Trump campaign has repeatedly insisted that Russia was merely trying to help Trump by helping him win.
Obama has repeatedly emphasized the need to take on the cyber threats posed by the Russian government.
And last week, he met with the leaders of the United States and NATO allies and leaders of countries that include China and India to discuss the threats posed to the global economy.