Midwest Cyber Center of Excellence (MWCCOE) was founded in 2015 after regional leaders identified a lack of qualified workforce to meet the growing demand for cybersecurity professionals. The Leadership Council Southwestern Illinois (LCSI) and St. Louis Regional Chamber partnered together to form a working group, perform a feasibility study, and recommend a regional solution to close this gap. Positioned as a leader in cybersecurity and cybersecurity education, MWCCOE provides a regional platform to educate, mentor and foster professional development of a strong pipeline of cybersecurity professionals. MWCCOE sponsors include: The Aegis Strategies Foundation, LCSI, The Logistics Management Institute (LMI), Webster University and Southwestern Illinois College.

Our mission is to advocate for the St. Louis Regions cyber ecosystem as the backbone organization who increases workforce development, youth education, and information sharing.