Midwest CISSE Chapter

Midwest CISSE Chapter
October 2017

In 2006, The University of Detroit Mercy, which is the lead institution for the coalition, began building Cyber Security awareness across Michigan.  MCISSE now covers the upper Midwest with all five of the National Security Agency Centers of Excellence in Michigan as well as partners from Ohio, Missouri, Colorado, Texas, and as far away as Warwick University in the United Kingdom. 

It has been our honor to help foster the spread of Cybersecurity Education across our region.  The consequence of this effort has been to ensure that the pipeline of potential students are Cyber Security aware, both in practice and as a career choice.  Over the years we have added ten community colleges to our coalition with many of them aligning their curricula to create a seamless, upwardly articulated 2+2+2 educational pathway, from undergraduate to a Master's degree. This allows our students to move from High School into either a college or university of their choice in our region.

In 2015 we took on the challenge of expanding our reach into K-12 education by adding the CyberPatriot program.  The success of this initiative has been amazing. Representatives have spoken at conferences and professional meetings across Michigan! There are ten Universities, ten community colleges and over 1,500 followers on LinkedIn and Twitter following the progress of our CyberPatriot program.

For more information please stop by our website at:  http://www.mcisse.info or drop Tamara Shoemaker, Director of the Center for Cyber Security & Intelligence Studies at the University of Detroit Mercy and email at TamaraShoe@gmail.com 


A Listing of our partners:

University of Detroit Mercy, Eastern Michigan University, Davenport University, Ferris State University and Walsh College the five CAE's with the NSA.

Oakland Community College, Washtenaw Community College, Lansing Community College, Bay College, Delta College, Sinclair Community College, Owens Community College, Macomb Community College, Monroe Community College and Wayne County Community College District.

Schools outside of Michigan: The University of Missouri St. Louis, Regis University, University of Houston and Warrick University in the United Kingdom.

Join our mailing list by texting: MCISSE to 22828, follow us on Twitter @313CyberCenter, or join our private LinkedIn group: Midwest CISSE Chapter ​