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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 have to know about you. We hold daily, monthly, and quarterly events 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

Elastic Cyber Summit 2020
Elastic Cyber Summit 2020

POSTPONED. NEW DATE TBD. The Defensive Cyber Operations community is adopting open source technologies like the Elastic Stack and changing the way cybersecurity missions are carried out. Join us to connect with cyber warriors from other services and teams, talk about the future of cyber, and learn about Elastic solutions being built to arm tomorrow's threat hunters and analysts.

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The Red Hat Ansible Boot Camp
The Red Hat Ansible Boot Camp

CANCELLED. Ansible Tower will enable you to create playbooks, while building in security. Automation features will save time, empower junior staff, offload senior staff and automate your most tedious tasks!

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The Red Hat Ansible Boot Camp
A National Conversation with the CMMC Accreditation Body

Maryland Innovation and Security Institute (MISI) is launching a series of virtual events led by the CMMC Accreditation Board as part of our project for the DoD Office of Small Business Programs sponsored, Project Spectrum CMMC Readiness Pilot. Event is on April 6th at 1pm Eastern.

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A Data-Driven Analysis of Real-World Vulnerabilities Observed in 1,800+ Production ICS Networks
A Data-Driven Analysis of Real-World Vulnerabilities Observed in 1,800+ Production ICS Networks

CyberX analyzed over 1800 IoT/OT networks in the past 12 months. In this presentation you'll learn about the degree to which IoT/OT networks and unmanaged devices are soft targets for adversaries, and what steps you can take to mitigate the risk that those soft targets pose. Event is on April 9th from 10 - 11:30am.

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Cyber Conversation & Coffee
Cyber Conversation & Coffee (C3) April 13, 2020

CANCELLED. We will be having our Cyber Conversation & Coffee of April on the 13th. Please register for this event on the DreamPort website so we can get an idea of how many people to expect.

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Elastic Cyber Summit 2020
Splunk Tstats/Data Model Acceleration Workshop

On April 14, the team will be hosting a Tstats and Data Models workshop designed for intermediate Splunk users. This short and highly information workshop, taught by Alenna Drake, will provide a hands-on focus to Splunk accelerated data models and the tstats command.

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Red Team Project: Security Data Analytics Workshop
Red Team Project: Security Data Analytics Workshop

Join us on April 15, from 6-9pm, at the DreamPort facility to learn about the open source tools available from the Red Team Project. Using these projects, attendees will learn how to identify security compliance regime overlaps using our Neo4j-based graph database, as well as how to derive insight into CVE vulnerability data.

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RPE: The Dangers in DreamValley
RPE: The Dangers in DreamValley

NOTE NEW DATE: On April 21-23, 2020, we are studying solutions (software and hardware) to monitor critical infrastructure by deploying them in a scale model city. For the purposes of this event in DreamValley we have several elements we define as critical infrastructure. Update: Remote participation will be available for participants & that the city will be streamed to Youtube during the RPE.

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The Turing Test Prize Challenge
The Turing Test Prize Challenge

In the Spring of 2020, this will be a challenge event where participants develop a stand-alone automated process to interact with a Microsoft Windows machine just as a human user may do with the goal being to fool a human judge who is monitoring target computers via Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) or Virtual Network Computing (VNC) into thinking a normal user is interacting with that machine and not an automated program or process.

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Adjusted Hours for MISI's DreamPort Facility

MISI is adjusting the hours and posture at DreamPort as a result of the multiple guidances regarding COVID-19. Starting on Monday, March 16, DreamPort will be open from 0700 to 1800 Monday through Friday until further notice.

If you are hosting visitors at DreamPort, please be advised that during this timeframe we will have reception and IT on site from 0800 to 1700. Also, please continue to remind visitors of our guidance to entering DreamPort:

By entering DreamPort, I confirm that I have not been placed at risk with contracting COVID-19 (coronavirus) over the last 14 days, including but not limited to contact with anyone that has contracted COVID-19, or have traveled to a country that the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has identified as Warning Levels 2-3. I also confirm that I do not have any acute respiratory illness symptoms i.e., fever, cough, shortness of breath.

If you are unable to confirm the above, please engage with DreamPort events virtually. Details can be found on this website, or email us at DPEvent@dreamport.tech.

MISI Call for Summer Interns

Do you think you have what it takes? MISI is looking for college and high school students for our Cyber Leadership Academy and summer internships. Deadline to apply is March 27, 2020, so don't wait!

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Initial implementation of CMMC is Now Available!

You can now request the initial implementation of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) v1.0, which includes several changes to the standard. This version was published January 30, 2020. Also available are the Version 1.0 Appendices, and the public briefing documents!

Submit your Request at MISI.tech

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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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.

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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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Get to Know Us

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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.