Cybersecurity - Cyber Arena - Dr. Philip Huff and Sandra Leiterman

B.S. in Cybersecurity

We are excited to announce our Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity! The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that cybersecurity is expected to see a 33% industry projection over the next decade. This is faster than the average industry’s 4% projection.

Utilizing state-of-the-art-labs and technology, along with our recently developed UA Little Rock Trojan Cyber Arena, UA Little Rock is well-equipped to prepare you for one of the fastest-growing fields in the world!

Dr. Philip Huff, Director of Research of the UA Little Rock Trojan Cyber Arena, was recently interviewed by FOX 16 and by KTHV 11. Huff provides insights into why cybersecurity attacks seem to be on the rise as well as what you can do to stay safe online.

Also recently, Sandra Leiterman, Managing Director of the Trojan Cyber Arena, was interviewed by KATV 7. Sandra discusses what sets our B.S. in Cybersecurity apart at UA Little Rock, reasons one should consider cybersecurity, and the future of cyber at UA Little Rock.

Why Cybersecurity?

The following information is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics:

What Information Security Analysts Do
Information security analysts plan and carry out security measures to protect an organization’s computer networks and systems.

Work Environment
Most information security analysts work for computer companies, consulting firms, or business and financial companies.

How to Become an Information Security Analyst
Information security analysts typically need a bachelor’s degree in a computer science field, along with related work experience. Employers may prefer to hire analysts who have professional certification.

The median annual wage for information security analysts was $103,590 in May 2020.

Job Outlook
Employment of information security analysts may grow 33 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations.


Is there also a minor in Cybersecurity?

UA Little Rock continues to offer the minor in Information Assurance. Students already completing this minor will continue to receive the course offerings required to graduate with the minor. Additional courses offered in Cybersecurity will count toward the minor degree, and we plan to transition this into a minor in Cybersecurity.

What about a B.A. in Cybersecurity?

We are working toward offering a B.A. in Cybersecurity. Stay tuned! We have a B.S. in place for Fall 2021.

I’ve already taken courses in the Information Assurance minor. Do these transfer?

Yes, IFAS 2300: Intro to Information Assurance counts for CSEC 1310: Intro to Cybersecurity, and IFAS 3300: Computer Forensics will count for CSEC 3300.

Is there a graduate degree in Cybersecurity?

We have programs for both an M.S. in Computer Science and a Ph.D. in Computer and Information Sciences (CIS). These degrees offer courses and research opportunities in cybersecurity.

Cybersecurity Resources

Read more about our cyber facilities.

The following links are to informative resources on cybersecurity: