Advanced Manufacturing Cybersecurity Program

The Advanced Manufacturing Cybersecurity Program (AMCP) fills a critical need in southeast Michigan by taking a learner from beginner to cybersecurity professional with specific knowledge of manufacturing in less than a year.  The program combines online instruction and hands-on learning to build cybersecurity knowledge within a manufacturing setting.

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Prospective Learners

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No experience required!

Learners will complete a comprehensive online curriculum of cybersecurity fundamentals over several months.

While taking evening and weekend classes, apply what you’re learning in the real world. Choose your path and work with local manufacturers as an intern, or take the entrepreneurial path and create a start-up company that provides cybersecurity consulting services to manufacturers.

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Manufacturing and Other Corporate Partners

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Manufacturers, MSP’s or cyber consultants working with manufacturers can develop talent by upskilling a current employee, hosting a cybersecurity intern or hiring an apprentice.

Participating firms not only receive critical cybersecurity services to protect themselves against potential threats, they play a key role in developing a workforce with foundational skills for advanced manufacturing while providing practical hands-on experience.

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Why Cybersecurity?

According to the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development, “For small and medium-sized businesses, a single data breach can cost as much as $149,000, resulting in reputational damage, legal defense costs, and financial loss…” This could impact many Michigan manufacturers. 

Tulane University notes, “The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 28% increase in the demand for information security analysts between 2016 and 2026—that’s an increase of 28,500 jobs. With demand for cybersecurity professionals at an all-time high, positions are available in virtually every industry.”

“Small businesses are targeted by 43% of cyber attacks. businesses that are victimized by cyber attacks collapse within six months of being attacked,” according to the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development.


Ashlee Breitner

Managing Director

Ashlee Breitner

Stephanie Ludwig

Program Manager

Stephanie Ludwig

Vikesh Chandrashekar

Senior Project Manager

Vikesh Chandrashekar