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In this Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 photo illustration, hands type on a computer keyboard in Los Angeles. In the wake of the Heartbleed security threat, many security experts recommend a second layer of authentication _ typically in the form of a numeric code sent as a text message. You enter that code on the website to verify that it’s really you and not a hacker who doesn’t have your phone. (AP)
In this Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 photo illustration, hands type on a computer keyboard in Los Angeles. In the wake of the Heartbleed security threat, many security experts recommend a second layer of authentication _ typically in the form of a numeric code sent as a text message. You enter that code on the website to verify that it’s really you and not a hacker who doesn’t have your phone. (AP)
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There's a bonfire in Boston. OK, OK, not a literal bonfire. That's just how the Boston Globe's Scott Kirsner describes the state of Boston's ballooning cybersecurity industry in this weekend's paper. Dozens of startups, a steady flow of venture capital funding, not to mention a highly, highly educated workforce, have made Boston an epicenter of the cybersecurity industry.

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Scott Kirsner, innovation economy columnist for The Boston Globe. He tweets @ScottKirsner.

This segment aired on September 12, 2016.

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