ULM alum starts anti-cyber crime business with help from LSBDC

ULM Hawkeye

Ieshea Jones started a business in Monroe to help fight cybercrime with help from the Louisiana Small Business Development Center (LSBDC). Jones, a Monroe native who graduated from ULM in 2003,  created Direnzic Technology & Consulting, LLC after witnessing high amounts of cyber crime growing up.

“As a child, ‘hacking’ was a topic that was near and dear to my heart so I paid special attention to this issue as it continued to grow into the epidemic that it is,” Jones said.  “After much soul searching, I knew it was time that I began doing my part to correct this problem that is making such monumental impact on everyday life.”

The goal of Direnzic is to educate and to apply innovations that will increase digital, forensic and cyber security awareness.

Jones credited LSBDC, located on ULM’s camp, with helping her plan and make important decisions. She said LSBDC was a great resource for anyone starting a business and that their greatest strength is “extensive knowledge base and ability to accurately connect parties based on their needs.”