Cyber Center concept was presented to leadership at United States Transportation Command located on Scott Air Force Base.
Teamwork makes the dream work!
It is incredible to see what can happen when a community comes together. The Midwest Cyber Center (MC²) was started in response to a needs analysis and feasibility study, commissioned by the Leadership Council of Southwestern Illinois, the U.S. Transportation Command at Scott Air Force Base (AFB), and conducted by the St. Louis Regional Chamber.
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 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!
Timeline of MC² Beginning
Southwestern Illinois Cyber Center of Excellence Report Published.
Leadership Council of Southwestern Illinois (LCSI) elected to move forward in support of Cyber Center.
Aegis Strategies led efforts to recruit board members and execute search for Executive Director.
Committee formed to determine gaps, functional requirements, evaluation plan, and course of action to establish Cyber Center.
Executive Director Hired by Board of Directors.
Plan presented and partners were engaged to conduct feasibility study funded by St. Louis Regional Chamber.
501c3 status awarded to officially launch our mission!