Welcome!

DreamPort is a combination of state-of-the-art facilities, innovative programs, and imaginative people charged with finding that spark that leads to unparalleled capability for USCYBERCOM and the warfighters at large.

Located in Columbia, Maryland, DreamPort was created under a Partnership Intermediary Agreement between the Maryland Innovation & Security Institute and United States Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM).

Notice for all interested parties to DreamPort events: Announcement of DreamPort events that are considered to have high potential for further efforts that may be accomplished via FAR-based contracting instruments, Other Transaction Authority (OTA) for Prototype Projects 10 USC 2371b, Prizes for advanced technology achievements 10 USC 2374a, and/or Prize Competitions 15 USC 3719, may be made at the dreamport.tech website. All announcements made at the dreamport.tech website are considered to satisfy the reasonable effort to obtain competition in accordance with 10 USC 2374a (b), 15 USC 3719 (e) and 10 USC 2371b (b)(2). All FAR based actions will follow announcement procedures per FAR 5.201(b) accordingly.

Why Register for DreamPort?

DreamPort welcomes all, but we'd like to know a little about you. We hold daily, monthly, and quarterly events, some by invitation only. By registering with the DreamPort you will receive our periodic emails about upcoming events, new services and capabilities, and mentoring opportunities. We provide a place where you can upload a resume, abstract or other document that describes who you are, what you are expert at, and how you want to help.

This information can also be about your organization or company. We use the information you provide to learn more about your interests and expertise. For example, are you a cyber subject matter expert that would like to engage in a rapid prototyping event (RPE)? We look forward to having you as a part of the DreamPort Partnership Network.

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Upcoming Events

Cybersecurity Compliance Acceleration with Microsoft
Cybersecurity Compliance Acceleration with Microsoft

October 29, 2020 | 1pm. MISI and Microsoft are joining forces to discuss tools that can assist businesses with existing cybersecurity policy, such as DFARS 7012, and the upcoming CMMC standard. We will also discuss the myths associated with compliance being taken care of when migrating to the cloud! Microsoft Azure and Office 365 are just two tools that are positioned to help with facets of compliance such as CUI.

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Cisco Virtual Manufacturing Summit
Cisco Virtual Manufacturing Summit

November 9-10, 2020. The Cisco Virtual Manufacturing Summit will bring together manufacturing executives, solution providers and industry thought leaders for two half-day sessions to address the ways that manufacturers can provide a safer more secure workplace while maintaining high levels of factory uptime and worker efficiency.

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Technical Workshop Series: Wireless Security Threats and Encryption
Technical Workshop Series: Wireless Security Threats and Encryption

November 12, 2020. This cybersecurity skills workshop will cover recognizing rogue devices in the workplace, easy methods of network discovery and eavesdropping, evil twin access points, and the limitations of wireless passwords.

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HACK THE BUILDING
HACK THE BUILDING

November 16-19, 2020. This Maryland Innovation & Security Institute and DreamPort event is inspired by a DoD request for an offensive and defenseive exercise that demonstrates the impact of IT, IoT and OT cyber attacks against critical building automation and mission operations.

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Control Systems Cyber Conference
Control Systems Cyber Conference

November 17, 2020. We are hosting a Control Systems Cyber Virtual Conference on November 17, 2020 as a part of our Hack the Building event. The call for presentations ends October 15. Hack the Building is a conglomerate of offensive and defensive teams across the military, government, academia and industry.

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AvengerCon V
AvengerCon V

AvengerCon is a free security event held every fall to benefit the hackers of the U.S. Cyber Command community and is supported by the U.S. Army 780th Military Intelligence Brigade and the Maryland Innovation and Security Institute. The event is open to all service members and employees of U.S. Cyber Command and Department of Defense personnel supporting cyberspace missions. AvengerCon features presentations, hacker villages, training workshops, and much more.

Read more here (External Site)
Red Hat Infrastructure as Code
Red Hat Infrastructure as Code Lunch & Learn

Red Hat will provide a one-hour Lunch and Learn, in December, discussing Infrastructure as Code (IaC). The first 30 minutes will be an overview of what Red Hat means by IaC and why IaC is critical to successful Dev/Ops environments. A 15-minute demonstration will follow using Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform and Red Hat Enterprise Linux to demonstrate IaC. The last 15 minutes will be Q&A.

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Technical Workshop Series: Managing Linux Storage
Technical Workshop Series: Managing Linux Storage

January 14, 2021. This hands-on workshop will take participants through the following topics: creating partitions the command line way, overlaying a Linux filesystem, managing logical volumes, mounting a file system for use, and navigating the Linux directory structure.

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Notices & Opportunities

Our Current Challenge Problems

DreamPort is excited to announce three challenge problems we will focus on over the next several months. The challenge problems can be divided into functional capability (e.g., vulnerability research) and enabling technologies (e.g., machine learning). We are ultimately looking for functional capability, but the underlying solution should integrate one or more of the enabling technologies. The three capability areas include: vulnerability research, signature diversity, and global awareness of malware.

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Technical Exchange Meetings (TEMs)

The Technical Exchange Meeting (TEM) is a weekly event established and hosted by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Emerging Technology (EM) Directorate and DOD Office of the Chief Information Officer (DOD CIO) as a means to collaborate with commercial entities, non-profit organizations, and academia.

TEMs offer a platform for organizations to present technological advancements and innovations.

The primary interest areas for TEMs include: Browser Isolation, Mobile/Desktop Convergence, Automation, Distributed Ledgers, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (ML & AI), Development, Security and Operations (DevSecOps), Zero Trust, Security, Orchestration, Automation and Response (SOAR), Wireless Transport, Assured Identity and 5th Generation Wireless (5G).

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Download the latest version of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification!

You can now request the initial implementation of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) v1.02, which includes several changes to the standard. Also available are the appendices, errata, and the public briefing documents!

Submit your Request at MISI.tech

What have we learned from our events?

RPE-001: The Chameleon & The Snake
RPE-001: The Chameleon & The Snake

This RPE specifically targeted malware signature diversity and signature measurement for Microsoft Windows (x86 and amd64) in a simulated operational environment at a realistic pace.

Read what we learned.
RPE-003: The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing
RPE-003: The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing

The Fables of Aesop by Joseph Jacobs published in 1894 includes the tale of the wolf in sheep's clothing. Just as in this tale, DreamPort played the Shepherd trying to spot the wolf in the flock. DreamPort executed an RPE competition where participants designed, implemented or enhanced user activity monitoring (UAM) solutions for detecting live and recent insider threat attacks or unauthorized activities.

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RPE: The Broken Gear in the Watch 2 Winner: CompSec Direct
Congratulations to CompSec Direct for winning RPE: The Broken Gear in the Watch 2!

We tested participant's abilities to find and mitigate vulnerabilities in open source embedded device firmware such as switches, routers and firewalls and other devices. During the actual event, participants also had to analyze firmware images.

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Our Facility

DreamPort Columbia Location
7000 Columbia Gateway, Suite 150
Columbia, MD 21046
p: + 1 443 626 4450

Columbia Gateway is very close to so many restaurants, hotels and other amenities that it was an easy choice to establish our DreamPort location. Destinations such as Columbia Gateway Retail, Columbia Restaurant Park, Columbia Crossing, Gateway Overlook, Dobbin Road Retail, Snowden Square, Stanford Boulevard Retail and Route 1 Retail are all within a 1.5 mile radius!

Why Columbia Gateway?

Columbia Gateway is near the BWI Airport and has 71 restaurants and 7 hotels in a 1.5 mile radius. You can walk, jog and bike on the nearby bike paths or visit excellent gyms in our building or down the road.