The University of Texas at San Antonio Institute for Cyber Security launches an Internet security incubator to commercialize promising technologies that address major cyber-security and privacy issues. The program offers companies access to UTSA ICS labs and research.
The University of Texas
at San Antonio Institute for Cyber Security has created an incubator for
startups to develop and commercialize Internet security technologies.
The idea is to offer companies access to ICS labs and research as well as
the expertise of ICS advisors and university staff to support everything from
product development to marketing. ICS has selected San Antonio-based companies
Denim Labs and SafeMashups to be the first to enter the ICS incubator.
The ICS is led by Dr. Ravi Sandhu, and was founded in June 2007. Financed
through the Texas Emerging Technology Fund, the ICS has three units:
the incubator, ICS Labs and the ICS Center
for Infrastructure Assurance and Security.
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The incubator itself is led by Ravi Ganesan, founder of TriCipher and
head of SafeMashups. SafeMashups seeks to provide better security for mashups
using patent-pending technology.
Denim Labs meanwhile is working with the incubator on technology that helps
protect PHP-based Web applications from application-level intrusion in real
time without requiring any modifications to application source code. The
technology is aimed at detecting and responding to a variety of attacks such as
SQL injection and cross-site scripting.
"Public and private investment in sponsored
cyber-security research results in the creation of technology, inventions and
ideas," Dr. Robert W. Gracy, vice president of research at UTSA, said in a
statement. "By offering local entrepreneurs access to university resources
and providing a forum for researchers to transform their research into
marketable business ventures, we enable students, faculty and
entrepreneurs to commercialize their ideas, produce successful,
financially viable and freestanding businesses and create additional jobs in