President Barack Obama will hold a Monday morning press conference at the White House to address “national security risks” posed by a new cyberattack by the Chinese military.
The president will address the issue of the U.S. and China in the morning, according to a White House pool report.
Obama will also discuss how to respond to the new attack and what is needed to prevent it in the future, the pool report said.
“The president is concerned that this attack has the potential to undermine the international order and pose a new and growing threat to our national security, as well as to the future of our democracy and our way of life,” the pool said.
The White House said in a statement on Monday that Obama will address cybersecurity issues in a phone call with President Xi Jinping.
Xi and Obama will also hold a phone conversation during a bilateral summit in Florida on Tuesday.
While there is no specific timeline for Obama’s press conference, the White.
House did say that he will address “a variety of issues related to cybersecurity and our defense in a briefing on the next steps to be taken.”
The cybersecurity threat facing the U-S.
is considered the highest priority for the White Houses cybersecurity team, which was formed in March after a massive hack at the Democratic National Committee that was believed to have been carried out by the Russian government.