Obama to sign cybersecurity order, wants safer payments

Obama talks to the press after meeting with his team coordinating the government's Ebola response in the Oval Office of the White House in WashingtonBy Sarah N. Lynch and Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama planned to sign an executive order on Friday to make federal payments safer, urging banks and retailers to follow suit after massive data breaches put millions of consumers at risk. In remarks to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Obama will announce steps such as microchips and PIN numbers for government credit cards, and enhancing the safety of payment card terminals at federal agencies. “(The president) is calling on all stakeholders … …

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