cyber security

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A mad scramble to be the nation's hub for cyber security is going on right now between cities across the country. This hundred billion dollar a year industry is only growing, so where does San Antonio stand?

The 24th Air Force cyber command is located in San Antonio, and boasts more than 5,400 cyber warriors and 11,000 reservists ready to "conduct or support,  24-hour, global cyberspace operations."

Land of the free and the home of the hacker?  Why Texas ranks top for e-fraudsters.  Also, echoes of the D.C. sniper attacks with random shootings in Houston. Plus, Andy Roddick speaks out on Texas Education and – unlike some other sports heroes – still refuses to bite his tongue. All that and more on this episode of the Texas Standard.

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Against the backdrop of hackers and other criminal elements constantly trying to steal information in a networked world, St. Mary’s University is going to begin offering a Master of Science in Cybersecurity next fall.

“Disgraceful,” “un-American act of cowardice” and “sad day for creative expression” are among the responses in Hollywood to the news that Sony Pictures has pulled “The Interview” from its scheduled release.

Sony says its decision comes after a majority of theaters canceled planned showings, adding: “We respect and understand our partners’ decision and, of course, completely share their paramount interest in the safety of employees and theater-goers.”

NPR has confirmed from U.S. intelligence officials that North Korea was centrally involved with the recent attacks against Sony Pictures. And the company says it is pulling its comedy film The Interview from the box office. It was supposed to debut on Christmas. These are major developments in what we may now call cyberwarfare.

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