Cybersecurity Technology Transfer to Practice (TTP)

Cyber BannerThe School of Computing has a unique specialization in cybersecurity technology transfer to practice (TTP) thanks to a team of experienced investigators in the cybersecurity and startup fields, ranging from academia and government to the private sector.

Alec Yasinsac, Dean and Professor at SoC, has 30 years’ experience in computer software, application development, mainframe operating systems, and network engineering. He has published over seventy refereed workshop, conference, and journal papers on information security, and has participated as an investigator in proposals that have won over seven million dollars of competitive research funding. In addition, he has owned two small businesses.

Rebecca Gurley Bace, Chief Strategist for our Center for Forensics, Information Technology, and Security is an internationally recognized expert in network security and intrusion detection. In addition to her work with CFITS, she is President/CEO of Infidel, Inc., a strategic consulting practice specializing in cybersecurity. She has extensive experience in both security research and venture capital arenas.

Michael Chambers, Vice President for Research Innovation at USA, has founded several successful healthcare industry startups. He was a co-author of the Commercialization portion of the Alabama Science & Technology Roadmap, commissioned by then Governor Bob Riley. He served as Chairman of the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce in 2014. He co-founded 1702, an entrepreneurship and mentoring organization as was named “Start-Up Executive of the Year” in 2014 by Alabama LaunchPad.

An NSF-funded workshop series conducted in 2015 by SoC covered both commercial and non-profit target market offerings and included the full range of experts in critical aspects of TTP including senior academicians, entrepreneurs, financial and business experts, funding agency representatives, and legal practitioners.

With the workshop information in hand, the focus now shifts to promoting and facilitating TTP. SoC will conduct NSF-funded activities to encourage cybersecurity TTP for PIs with promising NSF-funded projects. Opportunities will include familiarization, education, mentoring, a best practices repository, and case studies.

Personnel
Ms.Rebecca Bace Ms. Rebecca Bace
Chief Strategist CFITS

rgbace@southalabama.edu

 

Dr.Michael Chambers Dr. Michael Chambers
Assistant Vice President for Research Innovation

michaelchambers@southalabama.edu 

Dr.Alec Yasinsac Dr. Alec Yasinsac
Dean, Professor

yasinsac@southalabama.edu