ANN ARBOR – Tamara Shoemaker, who leads the Michigan Cyber Patriot program, joins MITech TV co-hosts Mike Brennan and Matt Roush to update the Cyber Patriot program, talk about her new join leading the cybersecurity team at Auto-ISAC, and an auto cyber training program in mid October.

Cyber Patriot’s Mission is to increase the number of Michigan Schools participating in the national CyberPatriot Program. Using this after school program we have inspired students to purse the exciting career of a Cybersecurity professional. MCISSE supports the teachers, schools, and the professional mentors. It is a coalition of Colleges and Universities dedicated to showing students a clear pathway from High School onto an Associates, Bachelors, Masters, or Doctoral degree in Cybersecurity, earning cybersecurity certifications all along the way. 

Cyber Patriot does this by providing in-person and on-line awareness presentations and training session across the state. It holds multiple Summer Camps across the state and hold an annual Awards event celebrating the student’s success. Cyber Patriot leaders attend cybersecurity associations recruiting volunteers for the mentoring program, and to increase corporate support of this program. Cyber Patriot’s goal is to have enough industry support to cover its expenses and to make sure that every school in Michigan can participate in CyberPatriot has the chance.

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