Building a value-added member model
that creates a center for all of us

What we do
The GCC's many services and benefits are the result of a commitment by all members to the following core tenets:
Think globally, act locally
Innovate through diversity
Focus on CISO needs
Share sector specialty for all
Aim higher than info-sharing
Persistently cultivate talent
Serve the flux of career paths
Answer needs for standards
Commit to member equity
Threat Sharing
The bi-annual Member Roundtable event, coupled with our Cyber share program by Circadence, creates unequaled exposure to challenges and strategies to combat them across the globe.
Flexible SCIF and Data Access
Members gain access to accredited SCIF facilities onsite at Cortex to take in classified briefings and work through our Data Lab to analyze threat indicators, exploits or discovery of location-based anomalies.
Cyber Range
Advance your team’s skills from beginner and intermediate to expert level in our world-class cyber range simulator offered in partnership with Circadence. Students handle Linux, Splunk and PowerShell fundamentals to achieve analysis forensics and more.
Job Training and Pipelining
Per Scholas provides members access to an international talent-base-in-training that is 4.3x more likely to be of color and 1.2x more likely to be women. We work with members to identify specific hiring skill gaps and train candidates to fill them.
Exec. Leadership Training
We offer a 6-month virtual and on-campus Executive Cybersecurity Leadership Certificate Program and a2-day Refresh Seminar for Execs in partnership with Washington University inSt. Louis. Designed for CISOs, CSOs, and VPs of Security to lead tomorrow's enterprises.
Innovation Incubation
Our startup accelerator is here to breathe new life into the industry through STARTS, BOOSTS and HACKS events scaled by funding and government initiatives. In addition, the National Security Innovation Network has partnered with the GCC to help bring new and revitalized IP to market.
Apprenticeship
Students working with GCC partners can enroll in job-rotation and apprenticeship programs to further increase their educational knowledge in a real-world setting that also creates opportunities for future employment.

Membership Cost Guidance

Use our guide to find the right membership for your organization.
Full Center Access
Research & Collaboration
Student & Talent Recruitment
Job Placement Coordination
For Small-to-large Corporations
For Existing Workforce Training
Executive Training Needs
GCC Steering & Leadership
Industry Leadership & Promotion

Academic Membership

$48,000

Full Center Access
Research & Collaboration
Recruitment
Job Placement
Small-to-large Corporations
Workforce Training
Executive Training
Center Governance & Leadership
Industry Leadership & Promotion

Enterprise
Membership

Tier 1
Tier 2
Tier 3

$28K

$38K

$48K

Full Center Access
Research & Collaboration
Recruitment
Job Placement
Small-to-large Corporations
Workforce Training
Executive Training
Center Governance & Leadership
Industry Leadership & Promotion

Founder Membership*

$88,000

Full center access
Research & Collaboration
Recruitment
Job Placement
Small-to-large Corporations
Workforce Training
Executive Training
Center Governance & Leadership
Industry Leadership & Promotion
Tier definitions:
TIER 1
Organizations defined by <100 employees, <$10MM in revenue, <$10MM in market capitalization
TIER 2
Organizations defined by 100 - 1,000 employees, $10MM - $1B in revenue, $10MM - $1B in market capitalization
TIER 3
Organizations defined by >1,000 employees, >$1B in revenue, >$1B in market capitalization
*Available to all organization types

FAQs

Is the GCC a not for profit?

Yes. The Global Center for Cybersecurity is a 501c(3) registered entity in the state of Missouri (USA). All funding is generated by membership, donation, grant programs and sponsorship. For more information please get in touch.

Are member dues negotiable?

Yes. Our mission depends first and foremost on participation and we believe each member provides value in different ways. We'd love to discuss other ways to mutually address needs and contribution, so please feel free to reach out.

Is there a limit to seats within a membership?

Yes. Typically each membership is limited to 30 seats within an organization. If you require a special arrangement please do inquire with your representative upon member enrollment.

What opportunities are there to partner with the GCC?

Beyond membership, we're always seeking new partnerships in the form of in-kind services, sponsorship and promotion, additional center resources and more. We'd be happy to discuss.

Is the GCC affiliated with U.S. or foreign governments?

Yes, by way of membership and partners. We work closely with the National Security Innovation Network and partners, as well as Next NGA West (National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency). For more information please contact us.

Are membership payment terms flexible?

Yes. While we like to standardize all payment terms as much as possible, exceptions can be made if necessary. If you require a special arrangement please do inquire with your representative upon member enrollment.

Where or what is Cortex?

The Cortex Innovation Community is the GCC's founding benefactor located in St. Louis, MO. USA. It is a technology district and community dedicated to advancement through collaboration. More information can be found here.  

How are board officers selected?

Founder memberships grant member organizations a representative seat on our leadership board. Each board member has a voice in the steerage of the center, including the nomination and election of board officers at regular terms.

How is the GCC funded?

The Global Cybersecurity Center at Cortex is funded by member gifts in the form of financial contribution and services in kind, in the form of dues, partner services and sponsorship. The center is also funded by various grants.

Are there employment opportunities at the GCC?

Yes. We're seeking full or part-time roles at various levels in the organization, for more information reach out here or visit and follow us on LinkedIn.