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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Jan 13-28, 2018NAIAS

With the largest concentration of the world’s top automotive and technology executives, designers, engineers and thought leaders, the North American International Auto Show serves as the global stage for companies to debut brand-defining vehicles and industry-shaping announcements.

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Mar 13-14, 2018NDIA Cyber Summit

NDIA Michigan has made the commitment to be a driving force to ensure that there is continued educational dialog between industry, government, and academia relative to “platform” cybersecurity. Don’t miss the opportunity to be a part of the conversation.

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Mar 29, 2018MADCAT Quarterly Meeting

Be a part of the discussion regarding current and future issues in cybersecurity. We meet quarterly with our automotive and defense industry partners, academia, research, and government organizations to advance Michigan and align for the future cyber generation.

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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 cyber-security.

MADCAT tech hub

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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