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Practical Implementation of CIS Cybersecurity Controls for Municipal Organizations

As many municipal organizations struggle with responding to the current cybersecurity landscape, it can be difficult to know the different tools and techniques which can be easily performed to help keep organizations secure. This workshop will introduce leaders and IT practitioners to the CIS Controls™ framework, enabling them to not only understand the current slew of cyber threats, but combat them with practical examples and explanations of the first tier of protections within the free CIS Controls™ framework.

This training is sponsored by Michigan DTMB/Michigan Cyber Partners and is funded by a generous grant from the Michigan Homeland Security Grant Program and is free of charge to staff of local public entities in Michigan including cities, townships, villages, counties, school districts, universities, community colleges, tribal authorities and nonprofit hospitals.

Working On Code Together

The primary goals of this workshop series are to:

  • Introduce public sector individuals to the risks and concepts surrounding cybersecurity;
  • Inform participants on the existing cyber threats posed by hackers, criminals, terrorism actors, and nation-state attackers;
  • Provide actionable recommendations and guidance on how to improve cybersecurity posture in a reasonable and cost-effective manner;
  • Allow participants to be prepared and successful during cyber assessments;
  • Educate participants on the cybersecurity programs, tools and services available via the State of Michigan.

This cybersecurity training is sponsored by Michigan DTMB/Michigan Cyber Partners and is funded by a generous grant from the state of Michigan Homeland Security Grant Program.

Michigan Cyber Partners seeks to improve the overall security of Michigan’s digital ecosystem by promoting and supporting the implementation of cybersecurity best practices. The CIS Controls™ are a prioritized set of actions that collectively form a defense-in-depth set of best practices that mitigate the most common attacks against systems and networks.

This 2-day training is offered multiple times throughout the month of May 2021 in order to provide a focused opportunity to quickly increase the cybersecurity capabilities of staff from multiple state, local, tribal, and territorial agencies.

Michigan Cyber Partners offers ongoing activities and engagement. Learn more at

Homeland Security Grant Program

The Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) plays an important role in the implementation of the National Preparedness System by supporting the building, sustainment, and delivery of core capabilities essential to achieving the National Preparedness Goal of a secure and resilient nation.

Data Background

Funding for this grant is broken down in two regionally focused buckets:

  • The SHSP supports state, local, tribal, and territorial preparedness activities that address high priority needs related to terrorism preparedness.
  • The UASI assists high-threat, high-density Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) designated urban areas with building capabilities necessary to prepare for acts of terrorism. In Michigan, the FEMA designated urban area includes the counties of: Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw, and Wayne.

Dates & Registration

Please click on the map below to see training sessions for your region.



Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI)

  • May 6/7(THURS/FRI)
  • May 17/18(MON/TUE)
  • May 20/21(THURS/FRI)
  • May 27/28(THURS/FRI)

State Homeland Security Program (SHSP)

  • May 13/14(THURS/FRI)
  • May 24/25(MON/TUE)