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Who we are



We're a group of 18 academic institutions with various backgrounds and levels of expertise. We're here to help other academic, business and governmental agencies secure the nations infrastructure by providing a forum that will consistently improve the cybersecurity education in our region.


Founding Memebers


 The founding members University of Detroit Mercy, Eastern Michigan University, and Regis University have been recognized by the National Security Agency as Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAE) and formed a coalition in 2006. Along the way we have added the following CAE's: Walsh College, Ferris State University, Davenport University and the University of Missouri-St. Louis. With the help of our founders at Detroit Mercy, we also have international partnerships with London Southbank University and Warrick University in the United Kingdom.


Community College Partners


 Our Founding Community College partner Washtenaw helped us bring together the following Community College members in order of membership: Henry Ford College, Lansing Community College, Oakland Community College, Owens Community College, Sinclair Community College, Bay College, Delta College and Macomb Community College.


How to become a member


 Membership with MCISSE is open to academics,  industry and governmental agencies that foster Cyber Security development, based on national and international standards: CNSS, ISO, NIST, CSEC 2017, NSA's KSA's and the NIST NICE Workforce Framework. 




In March of 2014 ICSEC became the first CISSE Chapter and changed its name to Midwest CISSE Chapter and is incorporated in the State of Michigan. While, our membership is not hinged on CAE status, we all work towards excellence. MCISSE members work together sharing curriculum, course ware, tools and experiences. We welcome, academic and industry partnerships contact: for more information and the time and location of our next meeting!

Midwest CISSE Chapter is a United States of America Non-Profit Corporation 501 (3)c


Donations to MCISSE are tax deductable, our FEIN: 81:3237445  

You can make your donations at any of our Summer Camp registrations 


Michigan CyberPatriot Program