Past Events

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

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

Splunk Discovery
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
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. Learn More.

RPE-005: The Chameleons and the Snakes
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
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
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.

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

The Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform Bootcamp
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
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
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.

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 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.

The Red Hat Ansible Tower Workshop
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.

Zero Trust Technology Showcase
On January 28th, 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
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
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.

DreamPort First Rapid Prototyping Event
"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.

The Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform Bootcamp
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.

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