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

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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ICS Lessons Learned from the Field
ICS Lessons Learned from the Field

April 13, 2021 | 1pm EST. Mark Bristow, Director, NCCIC Hunt and Incident Response Team (HIRT) @DHS, and Armando Seay will host a virtual session on lessons learned from the frontlines responding to critical infrastructure cyber attacks, but will also discuss supply chain cybersecurity threats such as the now infamous solarwindsbreach.

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ElasticON Public Sector
ElasticON Public Sector: Federal

April 13, 2021 | 11am EST. Learn how organizations like yours are leveraging Elastic to quickly analyze data, unify intelligence, standardize datasets, and achieve the mission faster in this free, virtual event.

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ElasticON Public Sector
ElasticON Public Sector: State and Local Government & Education

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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National Cryptologic Foundation - 25th Anniversary
National Cryptologic Foundation - 25th Anniversary

April 14, 2021 | 9-10:30am EST. We hope you will join us for a very exciting virtual program on 14 April 2021, featuring a panel discussion with six former NSA directors to discuss challenges we have faced in the past 25 years, as well as challenges we may face in the next 25 years.

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Investigating with Splunk Workshop
Investigating with Splunk Workshop

April 14, 2021 | 10am EST. This intensive, hands on workshop is designed to demonstrate how users will use Splunk in a real-world incident investigation scenario. We will use Splunk Enterprise, in combination with open source intelligence, to provide greater visibility into the totality of a security incident while mapping our findings to the Lockheed Martin Cyber Kill Chain.

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WiCyS Capture The Flag
WiCyS Capture The Flag

April 14, 2021 | 5:30pm EST. WiCyS (Women in Cybersecurity) is hosting their first Capture The Flag event! Join one of our experienced women team leaders to participate in a cybersecurity challenge where you'll get to solve challenges in cybersecurity and critical infrastructure topics like cryptography, binary analysis, computer forensics, network analysis, and more!

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Tech Talk: Enabling Trusted Compute in Untrusted Locations through the Use of Privacy Enhancing Technologies
Tech Talk: Enabling Trusted Compute in Untrusted Locations through the Use of Privacy Enhancing Technologies

April 22, 2021 | 1pm EST. In this presentation, Dr. Ryan Carr will provide an overview of the foundational technologies in this powerful category and discuss how recent advances are enabling Data in Use protection for critical mission use cases. He will address the unique challenges PETs can overcome in the mission space for applications in search/collaboration as well as machine learning.

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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.