Gov. Asa Hutchinson, right, presents Dr. Albert Baker, left, chair of the Department of Computer Science at UA Little Rock, and Dr. Erin Finzer, center, associate vice chancellor for academic affairs at UA Little Rock, with a certificate honoring their recent workforce development grant by the Arkansas Office of Skills Development.

UA Little Rock Awarded $1.96 Million Workforce Development Grant to Support a Regional Cyber Learning Network

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has received a $1.96 million workforce development grant to fund further development of the Cyber Learning Network (CyberLearN) – a regional cyber-learning partnership with six other schools in the University of Arkansas System to address Arkansas’s talent gap in cybersecurity. Continue reading “UA Little Rock Awarded $1.96 Million Workforce Development Grant to Support a Regional Cyber Learning Network”

Philip Huff, assistant professor of cybersecurity, and Sandra Leiterman, managing director of the UA Little Rock Cyber Gym

Arkansas Teachers Learning to Educate Students in Cybersecurity from UA Little Rock and ADE

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock, along with Arkansas Tech University (ATU), has been selected as a co-host for the 2022 Arkansas Computer Science and Computing Educator Academy (CSCEA). Continue reading “Arkansas Teachers Learning to Educate Students in Cybersecurity from UA Little Rock and ADE”

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UA Little Rock to Host Cybersecurity Panel Discussion Oct. 21

In celebration of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock will hold a panel discussion with the top cybersecurity experts at the university. Continue reading “UA Little Rock to Host Cybersecurity Panel Discussion Oct. 21”

Philip Huff, left, and Sandra Leiterman, right, head the UA Little Rock CyberGym. Photo by Ben Krain.

UA Little Rock Will Offer Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity Education Through National Cybersecurity Teaching Academy

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has received a $750,000 grant from the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity, located within the National Security Agency, and will be one of the first universities in the country to offer a graduate certificate in cybersecurity education through the National Cybersecurity Teaching Academy.
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The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is partnering with a higher education consortium led by the University of Louisville to offer an online Cybersecurity Workforce Certificate program funded by the National Security Agency (NSA).

UA Little Rock will offer cybersecurity certificate through higher education partnership

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is partnering with a higher education consortium led by the University of Louisville to offer an online Cybersecurity Workforce Certificate program funded by the National Security Agency (NSA). Continue reading “UA Little Rock will offer cybersecurity certificate through higher education partnership”

Philip Huff, left, and Sandra Leiterman, right, head the UA Little Rock CyberGym. Photo by Ben Krain.

Forge Institute Partners with UA Little Rock’s Cyber Arena to support NSA-sponsored Cybersecurity Summer Camp in Arkansas

The Forge Institute has announced a partnership with the University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s Cyber Arena, the cybersecurity-focused lab within the Department of Computer Science. The initiative will support the first National Security Agency (NSA)-sponsored GenCyber Summer Camp in Arkansas for 7th-12th graders. Continue reading “Forge Institute Partners with UA Little Rock’s Cyber Arena to support NSA-sponsored Cybersecurity Summer Camp in Arkansas”

Chance Melby recently won second place in the university’s Student Research and Creative Works Expo for one of the educational projects he’s developed for the Cyber Arena, “UA Little Rock Classified: An Intentionally Vulnerable Web Application Focused on Teaching K-12 and Undergraduate Students about Web Application Security.”

Graduate Chance Melby Has Provided Cybersecurity Education for Hundreds of Arkansas Students

Chance Melby, a Donaghey Scholar from Cabot, first got hooked on cybersecurity when he interned with the Cabot Public School District Technology Department during high school.  Continue reading “Graduate Chance Melby Has Provided Cybersecurity Education for Hundreds of Arkansas Students”

UA Little Rock visitors tour the UA Little Rock Cyber Gym, which opened in December 2019. Photo by Ben Krain.

UA Little Rock Partners with Forge Institute to Grow Skilled Cybersecurity Workforce

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock and the Forge Institute have partnered to strengthen the cybersecurity workforce development in Arkansas by providing academic credit for those who complete professional development courses in cybersecurity at the Forge Institute. Continue reading “UA Little Rock Partners with Forge Institute to Grow Skilled Cybersecurity Workforce”

Philip Huff, left, and Sandra Leiterman, right, head the UA Little Rock CyberGym. Photo by Ben Krain.

UA Little Rock Cyber Gym dispatched in 80+ high schools in Arkansas

More than 450 students across over 80 high schools in Arkansas are learning about the in-demand field of cybersecurity through the University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s Cyber Gym Continue reading “UA Little Rock Cyber Gym dispatched in 80+ high schools in Arkansas”

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UA Little Rock joins coalition to launch health care cybersecurity curriculum and pilot focused on veterans and first responders

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is part of a coalition of universities and industry partners that are developing a curriculum to increase cybersecurity talent focused on health care with $6.3 million in funding from the National Security Agency.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock joins coalition to launch health care cybersecurity curriculum and pilot focused on veterans and first responders”