About the Speaker
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    Tamara Shoemaker
    Director, Center for Cyber Security & Intelligence Studies, University of Detroit Mercy

    An accomplished investigator and entrepreneur, Tamara handles all aspects of running the Center, coordinating all interactions with state and federal agencies, as well as international, educational and business contacts for the Center. She is also the President of the Michigan Midwest Regional Chapter of CISSE (MCISSE). Tamara Shoemaker has become an evangelist for the CyberPatriot Program, founding the Michigan CyberPatriot program to grow the number of teams participating across Michigan. In October of 2017 MCISSE was honored to become the 12th Center of Academic Excellence with the National CyberPatriot program for the work Tamara spearheaded. In 2017 MEDC partnered with UDM on this project and funded two summer camps and 80 team registrations across Michigan. In 2018 the Michigan Department of Education funded Michigan schools to participate in CyberPatriot. MCISSE also receive MDE funding to provide the guidance and leadership for the Michigan CyberPatriot Program.