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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May 9, 2019Cyber Security Threats & Best Practices Forum

Join us on Thursday, May 9 for an afternoon learning about cyber security’s top threats, trends and best practices. You’ll hear from industry experts and discover how Rehmann can help mitigate cyber risk through proactive detection and response, among other solutions. There will be a panel discussion at the end that you won’t want to miss, followed by a cocktail reception.

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June 7, 2019The 27th Annual Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition

The IGVC offers a design experience that is at the very cutting edge of engineering education. It is multidisciplinary, theory-based, hands-on, team implemented, outcome assessed, and based on product realization. It encompasses the very latest technologies impacting industrial development and taps subjects of high interest to students.

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June 24, 2019CyberTruck Challenge

Save the Date for the 3rd Annual CyberTruck Challenge

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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.

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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