ANN ARBOR – The Michigan Cyber Patriot program works with middle and high school students to introduce them to careers as cyber professionals. The virtual program is lead by Tamara Shoemaker, who for 17 years has worked at the University of Detroit-Mercy in its cybersecurity program. Tamara announced on the show she is taking a new position as cyber training coordinator for Auto-ISAC to train auto engineers to keep the bad guys out of connected vehicles, a new position that continues to emphasize how important cyber awareness has become in our connected world.

Cyber Patriot 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. We are 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. 

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

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