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Recent W-2 data breaches in Indiana highlight need for more cybersecurity professionals

Posted at 5:20 PM, Feb 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-24 17:20:24-05

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Thousands of Hoosier workers have had their personal information stolen this year because their W-2 forms fell into the hands of scammers posing as executives of American Senior Communities, Monarch Beverage and Scotty's Brewhouse. 

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Indiana University has recognized that incidents like these are just a small part of the growing problem of cyber crime and is seeking to train students to keep your information safe. 

The school is now offering a master's degree in cybersecurity risk management.  IU's Kelley School of Business, the School of Law, and the School of Informatics and Computing will all play roles in the degree.

Learn more about the new program in the video player above