According to Melany Stowe, New College Institute assistant director of academics and communications, enrollment is up 31 percent compared to last year. Stowe says the addition of the cyber program is largely responsible for the increase. As of October 1, 92 students are enrolled in degree programs.

Senator Mark Warner delivered a cyber policy speech Friday at the Center for a New American Security where he said the U.S. government has failed for decades to mount a workable defense against foreign cyber attacks and must shift tactics or risk losing this century’s major battles. Warner recommends greater investments in military cybertechnology, more funding for cybersecurity research and development and a reinvigorated process of building international cyber norms with allies and punishing nations that violate them.