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).
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Why Register for DreamPort?
The 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.Register Now
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.
RPE-005: The Chameleons and the Snakes
Similar to RPE-001, this event targets malware signature diversity and signature measurement for Microsoft Windows, but will extend to include Linux, Android, and possibly iOS and OS X in a simulated operational environment at a realistic pace. Event is May 21 - 23. Registration closes April 30, 2019.Learn More
DreamPort Future RPEs Registration
Over the last several weeks, DreamPort drafted several candidate RPEs in conjunction with USCYBERCOM. Please review candidate RPE descriptions, and indicate your interest and detail why you should be involved in any or all of the RPEs. There is no limit on how many you can register for.Review RPE Descriptions
DreamPort Challenge Problems Panel 2
This is the second of two panels later this month to hear your ideas, solutions to the latest Challenge Problems. Have a solution, a tech talk, demonstration, or an idea? Then please register to attend, and bring it to the panel on April 24 from 9-11am! Note: These are a repeat of the same panel, so you only need to register for one.Register
Threat Hunting with Elastic Stack
You'll practice using the Elastic Stack to create stunning visualizations, hunting for security threats, and using machine learning features to identify anomalies in your security data. This event will be held on April 26 from 8:30am-4:30pm.Learn More
DreamPort Coffee & Conversation
Our next DreamPort Coffee and Conversation event will be Monday, May 13th and May 27th next month. This event is held every 2nd and 4th Monday of each month from 7 – 10am (barring holidays), and is a great way to interact with DreamPort and USCYBERCOM staff, as well as to network with your colleagues! The format is free-flowing conversation, with no formal presentations. As always, there is no need to register. We hope to see you there!
What have we learned from our events?
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
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.Read what we learned.
Get to Know Us
DreamPort Columbia Location
7000 Columbia Gateway, Suite 150
Columbia, MD 21046
We are still putting some finishing touches on our new facility, but we are officially open! Curious, and in the area? Schedule a tour.
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.