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Pure Cybersecurity

As the world becomes dependent on the Internet of Everything, learn how one state is developing innovative solutions for protecting the security of systems and people. Michigan.

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What makes Michigan a leader

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    Epicenter of automotive cybersecurity R&D
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    Michigan Cyber Range network for teaching, testing and training
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    Cultivating cybersecurity talent through statewide education
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    Comprehensive statewide approach to cybersecurity
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    A leader in defense cybersecurity R&D
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    A leader in advanced manufacturing cybersecurity R&D
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    A leader in automotive cybersecurity development - American Center for Mobility
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    Business-friendly tax laws

Cybersecurity success stories

Ronia Kruse, OpTech IT and Cybersecurity Center, Michigan

President and CEO Ronia Kruse started OpTech with a vision to make Michigan a center for cybersecurity and to provide hundreds of high-quality jobs to retain talent here in the state. She says about Michigan, “This state has an outstanding educational system that graduates thousands of highly qualified students with Information Technology skills, and for years they have been promptly hired away by companies from other states.” Today, OpTech is an award-winning company with an outstanding track record in cybersecurity that has offices across the U.S. with key clients that include Fortune 500 companies and government agencies.

Dug Song, Duo Security advanced cybersecurity company, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Providing advanced security solutions for organizations of all sizes is the mission of Duo Security. Due to significant growth, the company moved to a central downtown Ann Arbor location. Duo plans to add to its incredible team of talented employees, thanks to a series C funding round of $30M. The company also will leverage the funding to address the emerging security challenges faced by organizations everywhere who struggle to secure their users against breaches in a modern IT environment. Duo continues to grow and expand with offices in Ann Arbor, San Mateo, Austin and London.

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Powered by Merit Network, the Michigan Cyber Range provides an unclassified, private environment to teach, test and train individuals and companies for real-world situations. By providing classes, exercises and virtual infrastructure, it gives companies an affordable and flexible way to prepare for cybersecurity challenges of all types. Recently, they’ve added two new Cyber Range Hubs at Pinckney Community High School and Wayne State University to their lineup. The hubs are centers for the cyber ecosystem within their communities, providing certification courses in over 20 cybersecurity disciplines, including penetration testing, computer forensics, network security and much more. The right combination for security is found in Pure Michigan.

Why Michigan for cybersecurity

Michigan has the resources, talent, and infrastructure to help cybersecurity business thrive. In fact, we have the first school district in the nation to create a cybersecurity program. Plus, we’ve got the largest concentration of electrical, mechanical and industrial engineers in the nation. Thriving defense, mobility, automotive and IT industries offer ample opportunities for tech businesses to succeed in Michigan.

Michigan’s business climate is one of the most favorable in the Midwest. We eliminated personal property tax, which significantly reduces costs for companies that have expensive capital investments in equipment. And we’re consistently ranked among the top 10 states for major new and expanding facilities. In fact, about two thirds of all Michigan businesses would recommend our state as a place to start a business.

Live, work, play in Michigan

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Michigan’s attractive business climate is surpassed only by its natural beauty and active lifestyle. With four seasons, 11,000 lakes and the country’s longest freshwater coastline, Michigan offers ample opportunities to enjoy recreational activities like boating, fishing, golf, skiing, hiking and more. Michigan is also home to the highly regarded Detroit Institute of Arts, over 100 wineries, a growing dining and craft beer scene and four major league sports teams. We also have the lowest cost of living of any state in the Midwest. When it comes to living and doing business, nothing compares to Pure Michigan.

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