The Cyber Hub is the region’s only neutrally-located and community-based cybersecurity resource for individuals and organizations.

About Us

We recognize the demand for qualified cybersecurity professionals is large and growing, which is why we aim to help close the cyber skills gap in our region. In order to grow and diversify the talent pipeline in West Michigan, the Cyber Hub is working to provide more equitable access to opportunities in the sector.

What is a Hub?

The Cyber Hub at WMCAT is a magnet site and resource for our community,
bringing businesses, individuals, and educational institutions together
to be part of the cybersecurity ecosystem.

JOIN OUR COMMUNITY

The Cyber Hub at WMCAT supports our community by providing opportunities for individuals and businesses to learn, practice, develop, and connect with the cybersecurity community.

Learn

Educate & Certify

Practice

Apply Skills

Develop

Develop, Test & Showcase

Connect

Engage with Community

Who We Serve

Individuals

Existing IT/cyber professionals looking to sharpen and learn new skills to advance their careers

Tech-savvy professionals looking to build new skills and achieve entry-level positions in the cyber sector

individuals

Individuals with little or no tech experience interested in pursuing a career in IT/cyber security to improve their economic security

Businesses

Cyber security vendors

product-vendors

Cyber security + IT departments at large and small companies

tech-startups

Tech start-ups & entrepreneurs

"...you can be a cyber expert and not necessarily with a university degree.”

– Ginni Rometty, CEO of IBM on “New Collar” job and reskilling workers in the age of AI

Partners

City of Grand Rapids

Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)

Merit Network, Inc.

WMCSC Partnership

The Cyber Hub connects with cybersecurity professionals in our community through the West Michigan Cyber Security Consortium (WMCSC), providing opportunities to hundreds in the region and serving the needs of both organizations to support our mutual cyber community.

The West Michigan Cyber Security Consortium exists to enhance the prevention, protection, response, and recovery to cyber security threats, disruptions, and degradation of critical information technology functions.

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