MADCAT defense

Aligning Automotive & Defense for the Future Cyber Generation.

The Michigan Automotive and Defense Cyber Awareness Team (MADCAT) was established in 2014 to promote our state as a world leader in developing and supporting a cyber ecosystem. The MADCAT team leverages unique regional assets in the defense and automotive industries to drive technology innovation, encourage economic development, and create a talented workforce for Macomb County and the state of Michigan.

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September 25, 20182nd Auto-ISAC Cybersecurity Summit

Our 2nd Auto-ISAC Cybersecurity Summit this September 2018 will build on topics introduced during our inaugural Summit last December. This year’s conference will focus on taking cybersecurity and sharing to the next level.

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October 29, 20182018 North American International Cyber Summit October 29, 2018

NEW Theme for 2018 – Taking the Lead: Collaborating to Solve National Cyber Security Problems – Building partnerships and balancing competition and information sharing for improved security.

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This symposium will explore and showcase innovative ways the U.S. Army is developing critical capabilities in robotics, autonomy, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. The goals are to explore how the Army-Industry team can best collaborate to achieve cost-effective, innovative solutions to military problems, seamlessly reallocate resources as conditions change, and with the speed and efficiency that adversaries cannot match.

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How to Get Involved

There are numerous ways to get involved with MADCAT. Be a part of the discussion regarding current and future issues in cybersecurity.

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Our Goals


Support our partners in defense and automotive by enhancing cyber security efforts in the region and connecting solution providers to critical challenges.


Develop and retain a talented cyber security workforce by creating a niche market that supports Macomb County and the region.


Create a sustainable model by attracting new cyber security businesses, organizations and infrastructure by raising awareness through marketing efforts and activities.

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