iSec Propels TU Computer Science
09-03-2007, Tulsa Business Journal - Staff
We understand The University of Tulsa’s research-focused initiative, called “iSec,” will encourage interdisciplinary cooperation within the university between a number of departments that may not otherwise interact, said Gavin Manes, a TU graduate, professor and founder of Oklahoma Digital Forensics Professionals Inc.

“The creation of private partnerships clearly opens the door for specifically funded research projects,” Manes said in an e-mail.

Besides OKDFP, Web technology companies like Digital Enteprise Security Associates, Meketrex and Vidoop have products at various stages of development, which provides immediate technology commercialization opportunities.
“iSec intends to construct a formal process for students to attend workshops, apply for internships, and participate in mentorship programs to ensure they can avail themselves of the best opportunities and can participate where they are most valuable,” Manes said.

Additionally, new opportunities will be created for faculty and students in the form of funded research and projects, internships, and technology commercialization.

A number of information security companies established in Tulsa have expressed interest in hiring interns, he said.
Other universities with Institutes such as this have been able to foster significant research opportunities for students, as well as affording the opportunity to bring innovative products to market.