The Michigan Cyber Civilian Corps (MiC3) is a group of trained, civilian technical experts who individually volunteer to provide rapid response assistance to the State of Michigan in the event of a critical cyber incident.
The MISSION of MiC3 is to provide mutual aid to all levels of government, education, and business organizations in the State of Michigan in the event of a critical cyber incident.
MiC3 is seeking Michigan residents who are certified information security experts and can commit (with permission of their employer) up to 10 days per year for training and exercises as well as pass a background check.
This is a mutual opportunity for MiC3 and its members to create a safer cyber environment for organizations in Michigan while refining members’ skills and expanding their professional network.
A Mutually Beneficial Relationship
By signing up for MiC3, cybersecurity experts receive many benefits:
Significant training and certification opportunities.
Networking and collaboration opportunities with other IT security professionals.
Participation in an innovative response team that is the first of its kind in the U.S.
Opportunities to perform a civic duty by aiding the State in a time of crisis.
Opportunities to raise the security culture throughout the state.
Employers benefit by supporting employee participation in the MiC3. Each MiC3 member:
Receives significant training and certification opportunities.
Networks and receives informal information sharing and development of best practices.
Connects to a public-private partnership which will provide mutual aid in times of emergency.
Provides a nexus of information security awareness and training to the business.
Requirements for Membership
Membership is open to applicants who meet the following requirements:
Must be a resident of the state of Michigan.
Must have at least two years of direct involvement with information security, preferably security operations, incident response and/or digital or network forensics.
Must possess a basic security certification. ANSI-certified/DOD 8570 compliant certifications such as Security+, C|EH, CISSP, or GIAC certifications are strongly preferred.
Must be able to pass a series of tests to demonstrate basic knowledge of networking and security concepts, as well as basic IR and forensics skills.
Must commit to up to 10 days/year for training and exercises.
Must provide evidence of employer support.
Must pass a background screening and sign a confidential disclosure agreement.