Cybersecurity Club


About the Detroit Mercy Cybersecurity Club

Open to all majors, the Detroit Mercy Cybersecurity Club, sponsored by the Detroit Chapter of ISACA, is an opportunity for students to delve deeper into computers and cybersecurity by exploring topics including:

  • Network security
  • Digital forensics
  • Penetration testing
  • Secure coding
  • Cryptography
  • Reverse engineering 
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Students gathering around pizza at one of the cyberclub meetings

Club Goals

The goal of the Cybersecurity Club is help students take the knowledge they have learned from their classes and help them apply this knowledge to better prepare them for internships and full-time jobs. The club also participates in cybersecurity competitions, including the ISACA Detroit Chapter Cybersecurity Scholarship Case Competition and the National Cyber League, presented by Cyber Skyline.

Current Cybersecurity Club President

Club Officers

The Detroit Mercy Cybersecurity Club holds annual elections for officers. To self-nominate, send an email to Gregory Laidlaw at and Anne Kohnke at The Cybersecurity Club officers for Academic Year 2021-2022 are:

Faculty Advisors

  • Gregory Laidlaw, DMIT, CISSP, C|EH
    Department Chair, Cybersecurity & Information Systems and Lecturer
  • Anne Kohnke, Ph.D.
    Director, Detroit Mercy Center of Cyber Security & Intelligence Studies
    Principal Investigator, Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Program

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    Past Events

    Brian Kaetz event flyer

    Detroit Mercy’s Cybersecurity Club featured guest speaker Brian Kaetz who spoke on the topic of Incident Response. The in-person event took place on Monday, April 18 in the Briggs Building, room 217. boland-event-dark-web-2022.jpg

    The Detroit Mercy Cybersecurity Club meeting held a virtual meeting on Monday, April 12 with host guest speaker Micki Boland who gave a presentation on Tor and dark web situational awareness. Boland has over 20 years in ICT, cybersecurity, emerging technology and innovation.


    Juman Doleh March 28 event information. Monday, March 3 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Briggs 217.jpg

    Juman Doleh is director of cybersecurity at Little Caesars and an executive board member and past president of ISACA. She spoke about audit and compliance on Monday, March 28, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The event was open to all students in all majors!

    Doleh is an executive leader with over 15 years of proven record of success globally and domestically. Experience in delivering global complex systems and enterprise initiatives. She is recognized as a leader with strong information security, strategic leadership, risk management, privacy, governance and compliance. Doleh is a Certified Information System Auditor (CISA), a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), a Certified in Risk and Information System Controls (CRISC), and ISO 27001 Lead Auditor, with over 10 years of audit, security, investigation, compliance, information technology, and privacy policy/ standards. She is a proven successful planner and risk assessor possessing the ability to drive change to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of internal controls and performance reporting.