From UMass Boston to Vermont’s Champlain College, institutes of higher education are trying to boost the number of graduates in a field that barely existed ten years ago: cyber security. At our On Campus blog, Kirk Carapezza reports how colleges and universities are scrambling to keep up with increased cyber security threats.

“Security has to be a topic that's covered whether you're teaching a digital design course or you're teaching a programming language course or an operating course,” Kaeli says. “Where are the holes?”

Over at a homeland security facility in Burlington, Massachusetts, Northeastern students are solving actual cyber crimes. The university is offering cross-disciplinary degrees in cyber security as well as scholarships for students who serve two or three years in federal, state and local government cyber security jobs.

And Kaeli says the university can’t find enough students to fill open slots. “We need to instill in our students an appreciation not just for technologies but also for policy, so the two combined can be much more effective.”