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The MCI team has over 90 years of combined experience in facilitating cybersecurity career advancement and cybersecurity thought leadership. We have developed and delivered high quality cybersecurity certification and applied research graduate degree programs. We have efficiently and effectively served 12,000+ U.S. and international adult learners seeking cybersecurity certifications, training and/or degrees, achieving high student satisfaction.

MCI advances cybersecurity thought leadership as it enables:

  • Adult learners to achieve their cybersecurity career objectives
  • Higher education institutions to produce cybersecurity job-ready professionals for gainful employment
  • Veterans and IT Professionals to become cybersecurity job-ready and advance their careers
  • Employers to access a pipeline of highly qualified, job-ready cybersecurity professionals
  • Academic and corporate partners to strengthen their cybersecurity thought leadership brand by sponsoring best practices studies.
  • Academic and corporate partners to access cybersecurity virtual communities through content-driven cybersecurity thought leadership initiatives

Request a complimentary membership in the MCI Thought Leadership Community here.

MCI Team Cybersecurity Workforce and Research Achievements


Major employers have recognized the cybersecurity thought leadership accomplishments of the students and graduates of programs developed and delivered by the MCI team.

Employers who have sponsored, hired, supported or promoted these students include:

Lockheed Martin
General Dynamics IT (GDIT)
Dell Corporation
National Security Agency
Northrop Grumman
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
ManTech Sensor Technologies
Catholic Health Systems East
Carleton University, Centre of Intelligence Security Studies
Edward Jones
University of Alabama College of Business
U.S. Army
U.S. Dept. of Defense
U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security
Deloitte Touche
U.S. Marine Corps
Wells Fargo
HITRUST Alliance

Graduates of programs developed by the MCI team hold the positions below enabling them to advance cybersecurity thought leadership:

Chief Information Security Officer
Director of Cybersecurity
Cybersecurity Specialist
Solutions Architect
Director of Federal Security
National Director, Control Systems Security
Senior Information Security Analyst
Senior Principal, Information Security and Privacy Specialist
Senior Information Assurance Engineer
Branch Chief
Deputy Director, Faculty
Corporate Information Security Officer
Principal System Security Engineer
Chief, Test and Evaluations Branch
Chief Security Engineer, Strategy, Planning & Process Development
Senior Technology Strategist
Security Engineer

Cybersecurity Research

A sampling of study topics produced by MCI team-developed academic programs includes:

  • Impact of FISMA on compliance at federal agencies
  • Factors affecting certification team performance
  • Identity theft prevention for senior citizens
  • Password choice complexity and security
  • Improving information systems certification and accreditation training
  • Factors affecting competence of CISSPs
  • Factors influencing the adoption of biometrics
  • Implementation trends in information security engineering
  • The adoption of enterprise-wide information security metrics
  • Meeting national security systems federal requirements with COTS products

Request a complimentary membership in the MCI Thought Leadership Community here.