• The Michigan Cyber Civilian Corps (MiC3) is a group of trained cybersecurity experts who volunteer to provide expert assistance to enhance the State’s ability to rapidly resolve cyber incidents when activated under a Governor declared State of Emergency.

    The MISSION of MiC3 is to work with government, education, private sector organizations, and volunteers to create and implement a rapid response team to be activated under a Governor declared cyber State of Emergency and to provide mutual aid to government, education, and business organizations in the State of Michigan.

    A Mutually Beneficial Relationship

    Team members benefit in several ways-

    • MiC3 provides significant training and certification opportunities.
    • Membership in MiC3 will enhance professional relationships, through networking and collaboration opportunities with other IT security professionals.
    • As part of this innovative response team that is the first of its kind in the U.S, members become leaders in a new form of public-private partnership.
    • The MiC3 provides an opportunity for technically oriented professionals to perform a civic duty by aiding the State in a time of crisis.
    • MiC3 members will also have opportunities to assist in raising the security culture throughout the state.

    Employers benefit by supporting employee participation in the MiC3-

    • MiC3 member employees will have unique training and certification opportunities.
    • The network of MiC3 members provides an opportunity for informal information sharing, and development of best practices.
    • The business becomes an early part of this new form of public private partnership which will provide mutual aid in times of emergency.
    • MiC3 member employees will provide a nexus of information security awareness and training within the business.

    Requirements for Membership

    Membership is open to information security professionals who are residents of the state of Michigan. Applicants should have at least 2 years of direct involvement with information security, preferably security operations, incident response and/or digital or network forensics. Applicants must also have a basic security certification (ANSI-certified/DOD 8570 compliant certifications such as Security+, C|EH, CISSP, or GIAC certifications are strongly preferred). Applicants will also be required to pass a series of tests to demonstrate basic knowledge of networking and security concepts, as well as basic IR and forensics skills. Because of the time commitment (up to 10 days/year for training and exercises), applicants must provide evidence of employer support. Successful applicants will also be subject to background screening and sign a confidential disclosure agreement. Please click the link below to apply or contact us at MiCyberCorps@michigan.gov.

    Click here to apply for membership in the MiC3

    MiC3 2018 group photo

    The Michigan Cyber Civilian Corps (MiC3) winter 2018