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

ICS Security Summit
ICS Security Summit

March 4-5, 2021. The team at MISI is big on control systems/ICS cybersecurity. The team is constantly seeking out technology that can meet stskeholder defensive cyber needs in the areas of critical facilities, DoD supply chain manufacturing, the electric grid and more.

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ICS Security Training
ICS Security Training

March 8-13, 2021. The SANS Institute training is a great forum for gaining necessary training in cybersecurity. Great instructors like Verve's Ron Brash and Dragos' Rob lee are reasin enough to explore the SANS ICS Summit and Training.

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Automating Supply Chain Cyber Resilience & Compliance with Sensor Grid Networks
Automating Supply Chain Cyber Resilience & Compliance with Sensor Grid Networks

March 11, 2021. Abstract TBD. Click to register!

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Insights on the Top OT/IoT Security Threats – How to Protect Your Operations
Insights on the Top OT/IoT Security Threats – How to Protect Your Operations

March 16, 2021. Nozomi network and MISI have dome some great work together helping craft solutions for the DoD supply chain in the small and medium sized business manufacturing sector but also for building automation industrial control cyber risk assessments and monitoring. This should be an informative session if you are seeking to learn how Nozomi can help provide continuous OT cyber threat and situational awareness.

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IIoT World's Manufacturing Day
IIoT World's Manufacturing Day

March 18, 2021. One of a kind online conference that will bring together IIoT subject matters experts from all over the world to share insights on smart manufacturing. This virtual event will focus on deploying machine learning on devices and on the network infrastructure that supports the intelligent IoT in manufacturing.

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ICT Supply Chain Resilience: The Way Ahead
ICT Supply Chain Resilience: The Way Ahead

March 18, 2021. Join MISI and our Board of Directors in supporting this informative event with our friend Cyberspace Solarium Commission Executive Director Mark Montgomery and other experts.

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NDIA-DVC CMMC Webinar – What You Need to Know
NDIA-DVC CMMC Webinar – What You Need to Know

March 30, 2021. The National Defense Industrial Association Delaware Valley Chapter (NDIA-DVC) is hosting a Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) webinar focused on providing a brief introduction of CMMC, the accreditation process, self-assessments, preparing for CMMC, and implementation guidance. We also will gain insight into the Government’s execution and contractual challenges in implementing and following CMMC controls.

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DC3 Spring Virtual TECHEX 2021
DC3 Spring Virtual TECHEX 2021

March 31 - April 1 2021. Join the Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3) for their 2021 cybersecurity focused TechEX 2021. We host more than 200 cybersecurity professionals from the Department of Defense and the DoD-Defense Industrial Base to share the latest information regarding understanding and countering cybersecurity threats to the DIB. DC3 provides actionable cyber threat intelligence that many of the attendees do not get anywhere else. Stay tuned for the publication of the event website.

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NVIDIA GTC
NVIDIA GTC21

April 12-16, 2021. Join NVIDIA for breakthroughs in AI, data center, accelerated computing, healthcare, intelligent networking, game development, and more. Discover the advanced technologies that are transforming today's industries. Register now for free access to over 1200+ sessions during GTC.

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ElasticON Public Sector
ElasticON Public Sector

April 14, 2021 | 11am EST. MISI will be supporting a panel discussion with DoD and Industry on how data analysis and visualization solutions such as Elastic help security operations personnel identify cyber threats. MISI will discuss how the SOC it is testing as part of a DoD pilot for supporting defense industrial base supply chain cyber resilience and threat detection and sharing effort is helping to find and mitigate active threats for key DoD supply chain companies.

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RSAC365 Virtual Experience
Hack the Capitol

May 4, 2021. Our partners, IC Village are hosting Hack the Capitol again this year. It's a great event. Have you seen ICS Village's ranges and demonstrations units? The DreamPort facility has one in the lobby, but there are other cool examples of their dedication to best-in-class ICS training and knowledge using the real thing. MISI has a travel kit built by them that is also very cool!

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RSAC365 Virtual Experience
RSAC365 Virtual Experience

May 17 - 20, 2021. Did you attend last week's RSAC365 virtual sessions? If not, you can catch many of the great lectures and ask the expert sessions and panel discussions as they get posted to the RSAC website. MISI supported the lightning round presentations sponsored by ICS Village to discuss lessons learned from last year's Hack the Building 2020. MISI was also supported the RSAC365 Office Hours, an open forum for questions from participants on cybersecurity.

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MISI, GBC MISI Academy, NSA and the DoD Office of Small Business Programs Cyber Education Diversity Skills Program
MISI, GBC MISI Academy, NSA and the DoD Office of Small Business Programs Cyber Education Diversity Skills Program

Do you know a cybersecurity student attending a Historically Black College/University (HBCU) or Minority Serving Institution? Help us spread the word about the CyberShip, a unique internship program for college seniors attending an HBCU with an existing NSA Center of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity (NSA CAE-C) designation or an HBCU NSA CAE-C candidate school. This six week paid internship program is accepting applications now for the March 2021 cohort.

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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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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.