Past Events

Just in case you wanted to see what kind of events we've put on in the past…

You can see the following events and more on our calendar.

RPE-012: The Finches Across the Islands

July - September, 2020

This competition pits two sides of the 'room' against each other on offense versus defense. We are looking for both attackers and defenders to answer a series of questions.

Read more here


Hack the Capitol 3.0 - TRACK ONE - Main

September 16, 2020 8am - 6pm

Welcome to Hack the Capitol 3.0! Hack the Capitol is a daylong virtual event to provide hands-on education and awareness to Congressional staffers, think tanks, and press. We're live streaming displays and demos from Cyber Bytes Foundation in Stafford, VA.

Learn more here (External Site)


August Schell/Splunk 101 Workshop

September 10, 2020

Pull up a chair, roll up your sleeves, meet fellow colleagues (virtually, of course!), and get a better understanding of how the Splunk platform can be leveraged within your organization. This introductory Splunk workshop is designed to give you hands-on experience using Splunk to explore how to collect and analyze machine data to gain critical insights into user transactions, customer behavior, machine behavior, security threats, fraudulent activity and more.

Read more here (External Site)


2020 Department of Defense Artificial Intelligence Symposium and Exposition

September 9 & 10, 2020

The two-day DoD AI Symposium and Exposition will bring together DoD, industry, academia, and across government AI experts and professionals to discuss the Department's current activities, future direction, challenges, and areas of collaboration with industry and academia that surround the operationalization of AI.

Read more here (External Site)


Project Spectrum CMMC Level 3 Preparedness Training Webinar

September 3, 2020

Join Project Spectrum for our Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Level 3 preparedness training. This interactive webinar will present what will likely be required at the intermediate level for a business to become cybersecurity-compliant with the Department of Defense (DoD).

Read more here (External Site)


DevSecOps: Everything You Want to Know, But Are Afraid to Ask

August 25, 2020

Join us on August 25 as peers across industry and government share everything you want to know about DevSecOps but are afraid to ask. Many throughout the community have expressed interest in DevSecOps but also confusion about the basics of what it entails, the core technologies involved, and why the approach is beneficial. Representatives from leading technology companies and government agencies driving DevSecOps forward in government have thoughtfully curated the agenda for this event.

Read more here


Tech Talk Series: Network Packet Capture & Security Analytics

August 11, 2020

Axellio will discuss their technology for capturing and retaining network packets at line rate with zero packet loss at aggregate speeds up to 100Gbps. This solution is combination of specialized hardware utilizing COTS components and software developed to store the PCAP files for use by on-board or external sensors (i.e., Security Onion). Read more here


The Israel Critical Infrastructure Panel

July 30, 2020

This panel discussion brings together representatives from Israel's leading critical infrastructure organizations, USCYBERCOM and members from the CMMC AB to share their insights on cyber innovation, trends and standards. Read more at MISI.tech


Navigating Cybersecurity Compliance for the Manufacturing Sector

July 23, 2020

The Maryland Innovation & Security Institute (MISI) joins The Maryland Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MD MEP) to tackle questions as they pertain to the manufacturing sector and cybersecurity compliance. The MD MEP is a non-profit organization funded by industry and the State of Maryland that is focused on growing and strengthening Maryland manufacturers. Read more at MISI.tech


How to Accelerate Your CMMC Compliance Efforts

July 22, 2020

Join Mid-Tier Advocacy on July 22 at noon EST for a FREE webinar on "Rapid Business Transformation - Becoming Agile and Secure Now." This webinar will focus on CMMC compliance efforts and how to be ready sooner rather than later! Read more here (External Site)


Tech Talk Series: 2020 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report and the Public Sector

July 21, 2020

The Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR), now in its thirteenth year, takes a forensic look at all of this breach data, extrapolating trends and breach insights relevant to enterprise across industries. This benchmark report is used by organizations all over the world to understand the breach landscape and to make intelligent security program decisions. Join us as we discuss some of the key findings of the 2020 report and those relevant to the public sector. Read more here


Cybersecurity for the Healthcare Sector

July 16, 2020

This session will be an all-encompassing event for healthcare, highlighting hospitals, pharma, R&D and insurance and will feature presentations on the new cyber challenges. We’ll explore local and international perspectives and discuss opportunities that the cyber era brings to the healthcare industry. Read more here (External Site)


Investigating with Splunk Workshop

July 14, 2020

This talk will look at some of the disregarded security issues with common smartphones today, and present an alternative approach that replaces the OEM-controlled OS with a government-controlled version of Android on off-the-shelf phones. Read more here


A National Listening Session

July 14, 2020

The National Conversation Series provided information for organizations to prepare for the upcoming Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) standard directly from CMMC leaders. The National Listening Session is a town hall that will provide you the ability to advocate your experiences, challenges and provide your input into the process. This is an opportunity for small to medium size organizations and manufacturers to lead and engage with CMMC leaders. Read more at MISI.tech


Tech Talk Series: From Threat to Mission Enabler: Designing Secure Smartphones for Government Use

July 9, 2020

This talk will look at some of the disregarded security issues with common smartphones today, and present an alternative approach that replaces the OEM-controlled OS with a government-controlled version of Android on off-the-shelf phones. Read more here


Hack the Building Conversation with COPT CIO/CISO Ken Kurz

July 7, 2020

Discover different asymmetrical approaches to reducing risk and starting the strategy. Learn about the security architecture and technologies being used to enhance defense against hackers. COPT’s unique position of having a diverse customer base enforces the need to have multiple defensive approaches. Read more here


Virtual Cyber Conversation & Coffee (C3)

June 30, 2020

Bryan Ware, the Assistant Director Cybersecurity Division at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency will be joining Armando Seay, Director of MISI for our virtual Cyber Conversation & Coffee (C3)! The discussion will be focused on CISA's ongoing efforts to protect the COVID-19 response. A/D Ware will also share CISA's insights on critical infrastructure, manufacturing and the electrical grid. Come prepared to engage about critical infrastructure cybersecurity! Read more here


Improving Cyber-Oriented Education

June 25, 2020

The Cyberspace Solarium Commission (CSC) was established to "develop a consensus on a strategic approach to defending the United States in cyberspace against Cyber attacks of significant consequences." The CSC report proposes a strategy of layered Cyber deterrence. The National Cyber Group, DreamPort and the Cyber Center for Education and Innovation (CCEI) will host a suite of esteemed panelists to discuss the Report's findings, the Report's educational aspects, and the opportunities and challenges to progress meaningful sustainable progress to improve Cyber-oriented education. Read more here


Secure Intelligent Automation for Mission Readiness

June 25, 2020

During this ICIT Solution Insights virtual briefing, we will learn from some of the world's top experts in Intelligent Automation and educate attendees on how they can begin their journey to leverage this transformative capability. Attendees will earn 1 CPE for attending this educational briefing. Read more here (External Site)


Tech Talk Series: Understanding the New Approach to Countering Polymorphic Malware

June 24, 2020

This presentation will provide an overview of the risks posed by these threats, gaps in conventional heuristic and behavioral learning-based tools, and new techniques for defense agencies to protect critical applications at runtime in both conventional enterprise and forward-deployed air-gapped systems. Read more here


Cyber Conversation & Coffee featuring NeoSystems: Exploring Cloud Security and FedRAMP

June 22, 2020

Join Armando Seay, Director of MISI and Rob Wilson, Chief Technology Officer at NeoSystems to explore Cloud Security and FedRAMP. What are the risks around non-FedRAMP ready clouds with CMMC? Let's discuss the risk of using clouds that claim to be FedRAMP ready but in actuality are not and how CMMC plays a role in all of this! Read more here


How the DIB is moving towards CMMC

June 17, 2020

Colin Glover of Sera-Brynn joins Armando Seay of MISI for a Q&A session centered on the current state of the defense industrial base's implementation of NIST-based cybersecurity standards and moving towards CMMC. Read more here


User Behavior Analytics (UBA) Workshop

June 16, 2020

This workshop provides users an opportunity to walk through multiple scenarios and see how UBA can be used to dig deeper into threats identified by UBA as well as uncover additional indicators by pivoting through anomalies uncovered by UBA's machine learning models. Read more here


CMMC: Overview, Updates and Opportunities

June 16, 2020

Webinar attendees will receive an introduction and overview of CMMC. They will hear first-hand from key CMMC stakeholders about the practical steps that an organizations can do in order to prepare for CMMC requirements, discuss market opportunities resulting from CMMC, and understand the role of tools in conducting CMMC assessments. Read more here (GoToWebinar)


Q&A Session with the Chair of the Training Committee for the CMMC-AB

June 15, 2020

Join Armando Seay & Ben Tchoubineh, Chair of the Training Committee for the CMMC-AB to discuss elements from the recently released National Conversations Training Committee video. Read more here


Smart Grids: Securing Encrypted Communications Webinar

June 11, 2020

Thanks to the increasing influence of IT where encrypted protocols have existed for some time, OT groups have created encrypted OT protocols. Vendors are now starting to implement them in real-world device firmware. This webinar combines research with field expertise to drill into what is being done, and the security implications of encrypted OT/IoT systems. Read more here (External Site)


The Minnow Webinar

June 10, 2020

This virtual seminar will provide information on how Minnow scans OT and IT networks for vulnerabilities, maps the network to create an asset inventory and much more. Read more here


Human Capital and the Cyber Workforce

June 8, 2020

Representatives from Silicon Valley, the Cyberspace Solarium Commission, the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service, and Cyber Command will discuss how the federal government is (and should be) addressing the need for human capital in the military and civilian workforce. Read more here


Tech Talk Series: 5G and the Art of the Possible

June 3, 2020

For federal agencies, future 5G wireless technology can provide a revolutionary platform to help improve network infrastructure and system integration. Verizon will help demystify 5G and discuss how 5G can help agencies better respond to their missions. Learn More


RPE: The Broken Gear in the Watch 2

May 26 – 28, 2020

We want to test 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 should be prepared to analyze firmware images. Teams that participated the first time are able to participate again if they wish. Read more here


RPE: The Dangers in DreamValley

May 19 – 21, 2020

In this event, 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. Read more here


Cyber Circuits: Protecting America: How the DIB Tackles Cybersecurity Compliance.

May 20, 2020

Part of the Cyber Integrity Initiative (CI2) ‐ and supported by the Department of Defense's (DoD) Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) ‐ Project Spectrum is the definitive platform to strengthen the cybersecurity of small and medium sized businesses, as well as universities. This event is May 20, 2020 from 11am - 12:30pm. Read more here


Practical steps on your zero trust journey. A CyberWire Pro Briefing by Rick Howard.

May 18, 2020

This CyberWire Pro online briefing will discuss what Zero Trust is, how to think about it in terms of your own environments, and the practical steps you can take right now with equipment you already have that will move you along that journey. This will be a vendor-neutral briefing by the CyberWire's CSO and Chief Analyst, Rick Howard, which will also provide some history and context for those looking to implement Zero Trust solutions. This event is May 18, 2020 from 2 - 3pm. Read more here


Viruses are Disrupting Our Supply Chains – Where Do the Biggest Vulnerabilities Lie?

May 14, 2020

If you think phishing scams and supply chain shortages are anomalies related to the coronavirus, you'd be wrong. The reality is that disruptions to the manufacturing supply chain happen frequently, due to equipment downtime or failure, component unavailability, and nation-state sponsored cyberattacks. This event is May 14, 2020 from 11am - 12pm (ET). Read more here


Mission Resiliency Through a Pandemic Panel

May 13, 2020

Panel: To highlight leadership styles in crisis management so that mission continuity occurs and workplace and workforce are safe. This event is May 13, 2020 from 11am - 12pm. Read more here


Splunk Correlation Search Workshop

May 12, 2020

This workshop on May 12 is led by SEs, Security SMEs, CSMs and Specialists to expose customers and prospects on how to build correlation searches in Splunk Enterprise Security as well as introduce how their associated notable events can be customized to help analysts gain further insight into their security event data. Read more here


Virtual Cyber Conversation & Coffee (C3) 5.11.20

Join us for the upcoming Virtual Cyber Conversation & Coffee! This event will be focused on Quantum with VOR Technology. More information to come soon! Read more here


Tech Talk Series: Publicly Available Information (PAI) Intelligence: Securing Supply Chain in the Open Source

May 6, 2020

We'll discuss using Publicly Available Information (PAI) Intelligence to build a better Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM) Framework, using open source to increase supply chain visibility and potential links to regions that pose a severe risk to National Security. Read more here


DISC – SANS ICS Virtual Conference April 30-May 1, 2020

April 30 - May 1, 2020

Dragos is a key cybersecurity partner for MISI and DreamPort and we rely on this partnership for their deep expertise and collaboration on helping solve cybersecurity challenges for our various stakeholders with critical infrastructure SCADA needs. SANS is the nationally recognized leader in cybersecurity education. We are happy to promote this upcoming seminar. Read more here


Red Team Project: Security Data Analytics Workshop

April 15, 2020

Join us on for a virtual event on April 15, from 6-9pm, 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. Read more here


Splunk Tstats/Data Model Acceleration Workshop

April 14, 2020

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. Read more here


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. Read more here


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

April 9, 2020

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. Read more here


A National Conversation with the CMMC Accreditation Body

April 6, 2020

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 from 11am-1pm. Read more here


Cyber Conversation & Coffee (C3) 3.23.20

March 23, 2020

CANCELLED. The next Cyber Conversation & Coffee will be in March on the 23rd. We recently required registration, and it has turned out to be very helpful for planning. Read more here


Tech Talk Series: Deception & Active Defense for Election Security

March 18, 2020

This event is now a remote event. Registrants can join online at: https://carahsoft.adobeconnect.com/_a20595625/attivonetworks. The best way to keep up with the tactics that attackers use against us is through automated responses to high-fidelity events, and that is the promise that deception brings to cyber defenders. The talk will cover where deception technologies are today, the future of deception for cyber defense. Event is March 18th from 10am - 12pm. Read more here


WEBINAR: CMMC Is Coming: Are You Ready?

March 17, 2020

Now that DOD has released the final version of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) guidelines, all contractors that work directly or indirectly on Department of Defense (DOD) contracts should be preparing to obtain the CMMC. Event is March 17th at 2pm. Read more here


Cyber Conversation Speaker Series with author Andy Greenberg

March 11, 2020

On March 11th, 2020 at 11:00am at the Maryland Innovation and Security Institute's DreamPort cyber capabilities and mission accelerator facility we will be hosting the first Cyber Conversation Speaker Series with author Andy Greenberg. Read more here


Splunk Phantom Workshop

March 10, 2020

Splunk Phantom allows you to execute actions in seconds, not hours by using multiple data sources – either pushed into Splunk or pulled from assets in your environment – to trigger Phantom into action. Gain full visibility into anomalous incidents, threat indicators, vulnerabilities, emails, and more. Read more here


Cyber Conversation & Coffee (C3)

March 9, 2020

The next Cyber Conversation & Coffee will be in March on the 9th. We recently required registration, and it has turned out to be very helpful for planning. Read more here


Defense Industrial Base Cybersecurity Maturity Model (CMMC) Conference

March 5, 2020

DreamPort and Eccalon will host Department of Defense leaders and cyber solution industry experts to provide industry with the latest update on the Cybersecurity Maturity Model (CMMC). Read more here


Tech Talk Series: Robotic Process Automation Lunch & Learn

March 4, 2020

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) has taken center stage as an excellent method of adding efficiency and revolutionizing the workplace. By automating tedious and manual tasks, RPA permits businesses the space to focus on other important future initiatives and developments. Event is March 4th from 11am - 1pm. Read more here


Cyber Conversation & Coffee (C3)

February 24, 2020

The next Cyber Conversation & Coffee will be in February on the 24th. We recently required registration, and it has turned out to be very helpful for planning. Read more here


Tech Talk Series: Modern Software Defined Architecture Lunch & Learn

February 19, 2020

Where an application tries to access a database, that's a perimeter. When a user elevates privilege to perform a sensitive operation, that's also a perimeter. The zero-trust model of security prompts you to question your assumptions of trust every time there's an access event. Event is on February 19th from 10am - 2pm. Read more here


RPE: The Rotten Apple in the Bushel

February 11-13, 2020

On February 11-13, 2020, we will infect hosts within the RodinCorp network we used in RPE-003 with malware and common attacks which will perpetrate the theft of user credentials. This network will operate as normally designed with users and automated processes constantly logging in and out (of a Windows domain), administrators logging and out of services such as the local firewall and SSH and users logging in and out of applications on the local network. Read more here


Tech Talk Series: MISI Infrastructure - How We Create Fast and Repeatable Cloud Architecture

February 12, 2020

At MISI, we are constantly spinning up new project environments for rapid prototyping. This talk is about how we do just that; how we use infrastructure as code to automate the deployment, configuration, and management of AWS cloud infrastructure. Event is on February 12th from 10am - 12pm. Read more here


End to End Security with the Elastic Stack

February 12, 2020

Come hear how you can operationalize these tools to achieve your mission. You'll also see the exciting roadmap ahead for building security programs with the Elastic Stack that are designed to reduce the attack surface and evolve to match new challenges as the threat landscape shifts. Event is on February 12th, 9-3pm. Read more here


Cyber Conversation & Coffee (C3)

February 10, 2020

The next Cyber Conversation & Coffee will be in February on the 10th. We recently required registration, and it has turned out to be very helpful for planning. Read more here


The Red Hat Ansible Boot Camp

February 6, 2020

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! Event is on February 6th from 3-7pm. Read more here


Tech Talk Series: Reducing the Attack Surface & Halting the Kill Chain with Unikernals

January 30, 2020

In this talk we will go into depth on what unikernels are, what their status is and how those interested can deploy unikernels to google cloud, aws, and others today. Event is on January 30th from 10am - 12pm. Read more here


Splunk Boss of the SOC (BOTS)

January 29, 2020

You're invited to an exciting upcoming Splunk Boss of the SOC (BOTS), a blue team capture the flag-esque competition, taking place on Wednesday, January 29, 2020. Read more here


USC's Election Cybersecurity Initiative

January 28, 2020

Join us on Tuesday, January 28th, for a day-long training session, designed to help protect campaigns and elections in this critical election year. Read more here


OpenC2 Plug Fest

January 27-28, 2020

OpenC2 is a recently released suite of OASIS specifications that define a standard language for command and control of cyber defense technologies. DreamPort has graciously offered to host the first OpenC2 Plug Fest on January 27 and 28, 2020. Read more here


Cyber Conversation & Coffee (C3)

January 27, 2020

The next Cyber Conversation & Coffee will be in January on the 27th. Historically there was no need to register for C3, but due to special circumstances, we recently required it and it turned out to be very helpful for planning. Read more here


Elasticsearch January Meetup at MISI

January 22, 2020

Three topics that will be discussed are: collect at scale, monitor your attack surface, and explore anomalies with machine learning. Event is on January 22nd at 6pm. Read more here


RPE: The Broken Gear in the Watch

January 14-16, 2020

On January 14-16, 2020, we want to test 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 should be prepared to analyze firmware images. Read more here


Tech Talk Series: Rogue Device Attacks & Mitigation

January 15, 2020

In the session, we will cover the attack deliver methods, attack scenarios, weaknesses of commonly used security tools and ways to mitigate the threat. Event is on January 15th from 10am - 12pm. Read more here


Cyber Conversation & Coffee (C3)

January 13, 2020

The next Cyber Conversation & Coffee will be in January on the 13th. Historically there was no need to register for C3, but due to special circumstances, we recently required it and it turned out to be very helpful for planning. Read more here


Tech Talk Series: Using Insights to Support Decision Making, Problem Solving and Innovation

January 8, 2020

The eternal question of "how can we do more with less?" might also be put "how can we do better with what we've got?" We are all faced with wading through content of all kinds – white papers, blogs, digital data, reports and research. Event is on January 8th from 10am - 12pm. Read more here


Cyber Conversation & Coffee (C3)

December 9, 2019

Due to the Holidays, there will only be one Cyber Conversation & Coffee in December on the 9th. Historically there was no need to register for C3, but due to special circumstances, we recently required it and it turned out to be very helpful for planning. Read more here


OpenC2 / Google Platform Crash Course

December 5, 2019

Join the OpenC2 team at Dreamport from 10am to 12pm on December 5 for a free workshop that will teach attendees how to use Google Cloud Platform (GCP) for the upcoming OpenC2 Plug Fest. Read more here


Cyber Conversation & Coffee (C3)

November 18, 2019

Due to Veteran's Day and Thanksgiving, there will only be one Cyber Conversation & Coffee next month on November 18th. Historically there was no need to register for C3, but due to special circumstances, we recently required it and it turned out to be very helpful for planning. Event is November 18, 2019. Read more here


OpenC2 Tech Talk

November 5, 2019

This event will feature a keynote from the NSA's Technical Director of the Cyber Security Directorate. The Tech Talk will include the following: OpenC2 Overview, Live demonstrations of OpenC2 Implementations, Use Cases, Discussion, and Open Source Tool Suite and Current Implementations. Event is November 5, 2019. Read more here


IMAGINE – A MISI Salon-Style Bespoke Dinner and Fundraising Event

November 1, 2019

The Maryland Innovation and Security Institute board and our planning committee are planning a very special evening for our guests and sponsors. Musical performance by by Grammy nominated singer, writer and producer Gordon Chambers. Sponsorships and tickets are now available for this very special event. Event is November 1, 2019. Read more here


Cyber Conversation & Coffee (C3)

October 28, 2019

Our next Cyber Conversation & Coffee event will be October 28th. USCYBERCOM, NSA, DIA, and DISA will each have representatives from their Office of Small Business Programs attending this special edition of C3. This event is a great opportunity for both government and small business industry partners to cultivate their collaborative working relationship in an informal surrounding. The representatives will be ready to share knowledge on how their agency conducts business, resources small businesses may utilize, and answer individual questions small businesses may have. Usually, there is no need to register, but please do so for this event. We hope to see you there! Read more here


DreamPort First Annual Chili Cook Off

October 25, 2019

Now is the time to start planning and preparing your 2000-year-old, passed down for generations, TOP SECRET//NFT (No-Fair-Telling) Chili recipe for DreamPort's First Annual Chili Cook-off! Event is October 25, 2019. Read more here


Election Integrity 2020 Conference

October 24, 2019

We'll gather the personnel on the front lines of the Election Integrity 2020 to inform, listen and learn. Expected attendees include members of the National Guard and US CYBER COMMAND, as well as SMEs from industry, academia and other local, state and federal organizations. Event is October 24, 2019, 9am - 3pm. Read more here


AFCEA CMD Lunch and Learn

October 23, 2019

This event is for small businesses and sponsored by AFCEA CMD. The purpose of the meeting is to inform small DoD businesses about resources that are available to them and offered through the State of MD and include: Maryland Defense Cybersecurity Assistance Program, Maryland Defense Network, Maryland Defense Technology Commercialization Center (DefTech), MIDFA, and the Maryland Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MD MEP). Event is October 23, 2019, 11am - 1pm. Read more here


AvengerCon IV

October 17-18, 2019

This event is planned with an attempt at keeping all members of the organization in mind. This includes both the junior and experienced members, and those in both technical and non-technical job roles, and military, civilian, and contracted personnel. Event is October 17-18, 2019. Read more here


Pop-Up Cyber Conversation & Coffee (C3)

October 7, 2019

This special pop-up event is to announce the December, January and February RPEs. Also, we plan to announce the next prize challenge! Show up to hear about what is coming up, and enjoy the usual great coffee and conversation! As always, there is no need to register. We hope to see you there! This event is October 7, 7:30-10am!


The Red Hat Ansible Boot Camp

September 26, 2019

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! Event is September 26, 3 - 7pm. Read more here


Tech Talk Series: Where do you start with AI and ML? Designing and building Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning from the ground up!

September 12, 2019

USCYBERCOM and DreamPort will host a Tech Talk Series: Where do you start with AI and ML? Designing and building Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning from the ground up! Date is September 12th from 10am - 2pm. Join NVIDIA and NetApp and learn about how to sharpen your IT infrastructure axe, so your organization can tackle your AI/ML tasks in the most efficient manners possible. This DreamPort Tech Talk series is designed to give anyone being tasked with an AI/ML project, from SES to end user, an idea of what needs to happen to create a network that will allow you to build the tools necessary for mission accomplishment. The target audience is anyone interested in AI, from experienced user to someone who is unfamiliar and curious about what all of the buzz is about. Read more here


Eccalon and DreamPort DoD OSD Cyber Integrity Initiative Lunch and Launch Event

September 4, 2019

Eccalon and the DreamPort team have been tasked to conduct outreach, training and test and evaluation of cyber solutions that will accelerate Defense Industrial Base (DIB) compliance with the soon to be released DoD cybersecurity standards. Read more here


Reverse Engineering Showcase

July 17, 2019

USCYBERCOM and DreamPort will host a Reverse Engineering Showcase July 17, 2019 from 9am - 3pm. The goal is for interested organizations to bring product spec sheets, informative white papers, marketing materials, and at least one knowledgeable technical resource to interact with the working group. DreamPort will provide table, power, and Internet to support you in one of our large rooms in a typical tech show environment. In addition, we will have breakout rooms available for one-on-one discussions. If you have a technology, process, or idea how you or your company can help please register to be at our showcase. Read more here


USCYBERCOM Small Business Industry Day

July 16, 2019

On July 16the, USCYBERCOM is an aggressive advocate for small business contracting and is looking to connect its first ever Small Business Programs Manager with all manner of small businesses interested in doing business with them. Read more here.The event slides are now available to download!


Defense Industrial Base Outreach Information Session

June 28, 2019

USCYBERCOM and DreamPort will host an information session on 28 June 2019 at 1:30pm with all interested parties to discuss specific requirements as well as other topics raised by questions and comments received in advance. The information session will be at DreamPort. Interested parties are encouraged to submit written responses to any or all of the REQUIREMENTS listed here. Further details will be provided at the 28 June 2019 industry presentation. This event is June 28 at 1:30pm. Read more here


The Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform Bootcamp

June 27, 2019

The Red Hat OpenShift Bootcamp is all about Containers, DevOps, & Agile Development. Attendees will learn, hands on, how to create, develop, use, deploy, and access containers as DevOps & Agile Development tools. The Red Hat OCP Bootcamp is a BYOD event. This event is on June 27, 2019 from 3pm - 7:30pm at the DreamPort facility in Columbia, MD. Read more here


RPE-006: The Defense at Pemberton Mill

June 18 - 21, 2019

We'll be looking for solutions that monitor a fictitious network for vulnerabilities and detect attacks in progress. We want participants to bring solutions for monitoring both information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) networks both in live (with network taps) and offline (PCAP) mode. This event is June 18 - 21. Read more here


Securing Critical ICS Infrastructure & Solutions and Tips for Complying with DoD Cyber Regulations Panel

June 20, 2019

Join experts from the National Security Agency, USCYBERCOM and the Department of Defense along with CTOs, CISOs from industry and major solution providers for a panel discussion on the state of ICS/SCADA/IoT cybersecurity resiliency. On June 20, the Maryland Innovation and Security Institute, DreamPort and its board of directors invites you to a panel on the state of ICS/SCADA/IoT cybersecurity resiliency. Read more here


Tech Talk Series: How DevOps and Automation Can Accelerate Warfighting Readiness

June 19, 2019

"Speed is life," not only in warfighting operations, but in IT Defensive and Offensive Cyber Operations that are geared to increase battlefield lethality in an increasingly contested battlespace. Achieving speed, innovation, and risk management with traditional processes cannot keep up with our adversaries and meet the needs of today's networked warfighter. NetApp is an IT enabler and accelerator for DevOps for the entire Federal Government including the DoD and IC. On June 19 from 10am - 2pm, come hear NetApp's own DevOps journey and lessons learned and see how NetApp has equipped large enterprises to change fast and manage risk, with its deep integration with DevOps tools. In this interactive demonstration and discussion, NetApp will guide conversation towards a DevSecOps vision that can be realized immediately with capabilities that are available today to Defense Department developers. Read more here


Tech Talk Series: The Perimeter has been Shattered: Cybersecurity in the Age of Mobility

June 13, 2019

Georgia Weidman will talk about the modern threat landscape, the security controls currently available on the market (such as mobile threat defense and mobile application management), and provide real world examples and demonstrations of how they fall short under simulated attacks. Practical ways to improve security around mobile and IoT will also be discussed. Event is June 13, 1 - 3pm. Read more here


Splunk Discovery

June 6, 2019

Keeping up with the speed of business while avoiding costly cybersecurity incidents is critical to an organization's success. But managing security operations can all too often feel like a never-ending battle. From defending the enterprise before the enemy strikes to staying up to date with the tactics and techniques of your most formidable adversaries — all this and more can make managing security operations an increasingly difficult task. Streamline your security practice so you can respond to incidents at machine speed, minimize risk and improve incident response in no time flat. Event is June 6, 8:30am - 12pm. Read more here


The Red Hat Ansible Boot Camp

May 30, 2019

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! Event is May 30, 3 - 7pm. Read more here


RPE-005: The Chameleons and the Snakes

May 21 -23, 2019

In September 2018 we conducted RPE-001 titled 'The Chameleon and the Snake'. While we were very excited to put on this event, as our first RPE it only focused on Windows tools and techniques for signature measurement and diversity. The online world does not take place on Microsoft Windows alone. Defenders must integrate, support and protect other operating systems and hardware on today's networks and so will we. On May 21 - 23, we are going to conduct a similar RPE where we pit offense versus defense but extend out the possible targets to include Linux and Android. Read more here


Threat Hunting with Elastic Stack

April 26, 2019

Join us for some hands-on workshops with Elastic experts. 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. From learning how to write simple queries and create impactful Kibana visualizations to participating in a guided hunt to master threat hunting best practices, you'll leave with new insights into how you can leverage Elastic tools to hone your security practices. This was a BYOD event. It will be held on April 26, 2019 from 8:30am - 4:30pm at the DreamPort facility in Columbia, MD. Read more here


DreamPort Challenge Problems Panel 2

April 24, 2019

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 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.Read more here


Tech Talk Series: The Importance of Building Your Zero Trust Program on a Solid Platform

April 18, 2019

Kevin McPeak is Symantec's Principal Cyber Architect for the US Federal Government will discuss how to apply Zero Trust tenants to address the modern threat landscape. The model advocates a holistic approach to information security and puts special focus on processes and technologies that secure your data, wherever it resides. This event was held on April 18, 2019 from 1 - 3pm at the DreamPort facility in Columbia, MD. Read more here


DreamPort Challenge Problems Panel 1

April 17, 2019

This is the first 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 and bring it to the panel on April 17 from 9-11am! Note: These are a repeat of the same panel, so you only need to register for one. Read more here


The Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform Bootcamp

April 11, 2019

The Red Hat OpenShift Bootcamp is all about Containers, DevOps, & Agile Development. Attendees will learn, hands on, how to create, develop, use, deploy, and access containers as DevOps & Agile Development tools. The Red Hat OCP Bootcamp is a BYOD event. This event was held on April 11, 2019 from 3pm - 7:30pm at the DreamPort facility in Columbia, MD. Read more here


The Red Hat DevSecOps Workshop

March 7, 2019

In this workshop, you learned to build a Secure Software Factory for a Java based website leveraging several containerized tools such as Gogs, Nexus, Jenkins, Sonarqube, and Che hosted on the OpenShift Container Platform. It was held on March 7, 2019 from 3pm – 7:30pm at the DreamPort facility in Columbia, MD. Read more here


RPE-004: The Needles in the Haystack

February 26-28, 2019

How difficult is it to actually find a needle in a haystack? We are going to find out. On February 26-28, DreamPort plans to execute an RPE competition where participants design and implement a solution for automatically identifying the most important assets (needles) on the DreamPort HQ network (haystack) without any prior human knowledge. HQ is the network we used and will continue to use in multiple RPE. Our ideal candidate solution must be able to monitor a network via packet capture (PCAP) only, and automatically identify critical computers or endpoints on the network. Read more here


The Red Hat Ansible Tower Workshop

February 7,, 2019

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! 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! Read more here


RPE-003: The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing

January 29-31, 2019

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 is playing the Sheperd trying to spot the wolf in the flock. DreamPort plans to execute an RPE competition where participants design, implement or enhance user activity monitoring (UAM) solutions for detecting live and recent insider threat attacks or unauthorized activities. DreamPort is interested in identifying UAM solutions that employ advanced real-time analysis of multiple data sources for detecting unauthorized activities. Read more here


Zero Trust Technology Showcase

January 28, 2020

DreamPort hosted the Zero Trust Technology Showcase to discern and pilot how zero trust strategies and technologies can help the US Government protect their networks and data. Read more here


Tech Talk Series: The Case for Quantum, by Tony Lawrence, CEO of VOR Technology

January 22, 2020

State-of-the-Art cybersecurity is enough to safeguard our Internet treasure against most threats, but not against all threats. Read more here


Tech Talk Series: Threat Briefing, by Adam Meyers of CrowdStrike

January 8, 2020

Adam is a founding employee and VP of Intelligence at CrowdStrike Inc., a global provider of security technology and services focused on identifying advanced threats and targeted attacks. Read more here


The Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform Bootcamp

January 3, 2019

The Red Hat OpenShift Bootcamp is all about Containers, DevOps, & Agile Development. Attendees learned, hands on, how to create, develop, use, deploy, and access containers as DevOps & Agile Development tools. Read more here


DreamPort First Rapid Prototyping Event

September 17-20, 2018

"The Chameleon and the Snake" specifically targeted malware signature diversity and signature measurement for Microsoft Windows (x86 and amd64) in a simulated operational environment at a realistic pace. Read more here


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