Last month the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST) held their Third Annual Oklahoma Technology Showcase at the University of Central Oklahoma. The showcase featured nine Oklahoma businesses that have received OCAST support demonstrating their innovation, along with three OCAST-supported undergraduate interns presenting their Intern Partnership Program projects. Two of those three distinguished interns were True's very own Ryan McCarthy and Martin McCurdy!
To qualify for this distinction and compete for scholarship funding, Ryan and Martin, along with other active OCAST intern participants across the state, each submitted an essay that described their OCAST-funded internship project, its goals, their role, results of the project, and benefits, in hopes to be selected as one of the three scholarship finalists to present at the showcase.
Following their presentations, Ryan McCarthy was awarded first place and a $2,500 dollar scholarship for his contributions and research on an exploitation application in development for True, while Martin McCurdy was awarded second place and a $2,000 scholarship for his contributions and research on PCI-DSS compliance and point-of-sale malware.
True is extremely proud of our interns and has enjoyed mentoring, developing, and challenging these bright young men as they prepare for their future as information security professionals.