UA Little Rock students demonstrate the university’s new cloud-based cybersecurity lab, the CyberGym.

UA Little to develop free cybersecurity curriculum for Arkansas high school students through new partnership with Arkansas Department of Education

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock will help create a free cybersecurity curriculum for Arkansas high school students as part of a new partnership announced Dec. 9 at UA Little Rock’s College of Engineering and Information Technology.  Continue reading “UA Little to develop free cybersecurity curriculum for Arkansas high school students through new partnership with Arkansas Department of Education”

Philip Huff (right), UA Little Rock assistant professor and research fellow at Emerging Analytics Center, leads a cybersecurity workshop for high achool teachers from around the state. Photo by Ben Krain.

Google grant allows UA Little Rock to provide free cloud-based cybersecurity labs for Arkansas students

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock professor has received a $10,000 Google grant that will help provide free cloud-based cybersecurity labs for junior high and high school students in Arkansas. Continue reading “Google grant allows UA Little Rock to provide free cloud-based cybersecurity labs for Arkansas students”

Nitin Agarwal. Photo by Lonnie Timmons III/UA Little Rock Communications.

UA Little Rock researcher receives $2.4 million for cybersecurity research

Dr. Nitin Agarwal, director of the Collaboratorium for Social Media and Online Behavioral Studies (COSMOS) at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, has been awarded a $2.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to develop ways to track emerging cyber-social threats and strengthen social cybersecurity research infrastructure.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock researcher receives $2.4 million for cybersecurity research”

High School teachers from around the state participate in a cybersecurity workshop at UA Little Rock. Photo by Ben Krain.

Emerging Analytics Center hosts teacher workshop to promote cybersecurity education

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Emerging Analytics Center hosted a three-day workshop for secondary education teachers who teach cybersecurity in Arkansas June 5-7.  Continue reading “Emerging Analytics Center hosts teacher workshop to promote cybersecurity education”

Cybersecurity student team

UA Little Rock takes fourth place in cybersecurity competition

A team of computer science majors from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock finished fourth out of 21 teams during the Shell on the Border cybersecurity competition Jan. 26-28 at Fort Smith.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock takes fourth place in cybersecurity competition”

Yanyan Li co-developed an easy-to-use cybersecurity education tool designed to leverage cloud resources for instructors and provide an exceptional user lab experience for students.

Doctoral student develops cybersecurity web application

Yanyan Li, a fifth-year doctoral student at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, recently co-developed an easy-to-use cybersecurity education tool designed to leverage cloud resources for instructors and provide an exceptional user lab experience for students. Continue reading “Doctoral student develops cybersecurity web application”

Dr. Mengjun Xie, who is developing a cybersecurity lab.

NSA funds UA Little Rock cybersecurity lab project

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock researcher has received funding from the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) to improve cybersecurity skills for students and the general population.

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The UA Little Rock team advancing to the second round of the Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition include Coach Yanyan Li, Captain Connor Young, Aaron Mays, Hector Fernandez, Jeffrey Wooldridge, Josh Carlat, Malik El-Amin, Shijun Zhong, and Zachary Long.

UA Little Rock team takes fourth place in cyber defense competition

A cyber security team from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock was one of the top finishers in the Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition Southwest regional March 17-19 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock team takes fourth place in cyber defense competition”

The UA Little Rock team advancing to the second round of the Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition include Coach Yanyan Li, Captain Connor Young, Aaron Mays, Hector Fernandez, Jeffrey Wooldridge, Josh Carlat, Malik El-Amin, Shijun Zhong, and Zachary Long.

UA Little Rock team advances to regional cyber defense competition

A cyber security team from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock will advance to the second round of the Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition. Continue reading “UA Little Rock team advances to regional cyber defense competition”

UALR cybersecurity team members included Yanyan Li, a fourth-year integrated computing doctoral student from China, Connor Young, a first-year integrated computing doctoral student from Springdale, Arkansas, and Hector Fernandez, a senior majoring in computer science from North Little Rock.

UALR cybersecurity students research methods to keep digital voting safe from hacking

Three students from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock participated in an international cybersecurity challenge to come up with a strategy to keep digital voting safe from hackers.  Continue reading “UALR cybersecurity students research methods to keep digital voting safe from hacking”