It is incredible to see what can happen when a community comes together. The Midwest Cyber Center (MC²) was started due to the lack of trained cybersecurity talent in the region. The Leadership Council of Southwestern Illinois, Scott Air Force Base (AFB) P4 Initiative, and St. Louis Regional Chamber came together to address how the community can come together to fix the talent shortage and strengthen our community.
With the support of our Founding Sponsor, Aegis Strategies, and our Premier Sponsor, LMI, MC² has quickly established itself as a backbone organization grounded in Midwestern values that will lead the region to become a cyber ecosystem other communities will follow.
As we look forward, our ultimate goal is to continue our founding values of educating, inspiring, and truly connect the region at all levels; academic, nonprofit, corporate, military, and government. With a subject as complex and ever-changing as cybersecurity, it takes everyone working collectively towards one goal to increasing the regions cyber awareness!