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Upcoming Events

The Industrial Control Systems Joint Working Group Virtual Meeting

September 21-22, 2020

The Industrial Control Systems Joint Working Group (ICSJWG) welcomes the submission of all types of abstracts related to Industrial Control Systems (ICS) security and resilience across critical infrastructure in all sectors. The intent is to build an agenda that provides value to all attendees with limited general or overview information. To this end, the ICSJWG Steering Team (IST) strives to select a limited number of introductory and overview presentations and as many as possible in-depth and technical sessions with useful take-away information.

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Accelerating Compliance Readiness with MISI, AWS & Elastic

September 22, 2020

MISI, AWS & Elastic are joining forces to support Defense Industrial Base (DIB) contractors across the country in preparing for the upcoming CMMC standard. AWS will discuss what compliance means for organization's workloads in the cloud and GovCloud resiliency. MISI will discuss how AWS and Elastic are an essential part of our Security Operations Center (SOC) and continuous cyber threat assessment monitoring platform, Jensie. Learn more about how MISI is using AWS along with a variety of solutions in support of businesses all over the US to prepare for compliance readiness.

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Securing your ICS Supply Chain – How to Thwart Attackers and Satisfy Regulators

October 8, 2020

Securing ICS software supply chains is becoming increasingly urgent. Attackers, including criminal and state-sponsored groups, are turning their attention to the ICS supply chain as fertile ground for exploitation. And it is not going unnoticed. Not only are critical industries starting to devote serious resources towards the problem, but regulators are stepping in, like in the power industry, where supply chain regulations such as NERC-CIP-013 are taking effect in October. And with mounting attacks on the medical industry during COVID-19, new regulatory pressures are inevitable. Securing ICS supply chains is a complex undertaking and this virtual conference will highlight key issues, the limitations of currently available technologies, and solutions for safeguarding against attacks.

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Splunk's Boss of the SOC & NOC Competitions

October 19, 2020

Both events will be hosted globally on Oct 19th (the day prior to .conf). You must be registered for .conf in order to participate.

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Splunk's .conf20

October 20-21, 2020

Splunk .conf is the premier education event for thousands of IT, security and business professionals looking to bring data to every question, decision and action. Join us for two days of innovation, featuring today's thought leaders, Splunk's top partners, dozens of educational sessions and numerous opportunities to learn new skills. Get empowered to do amazing things with data at .conf20.

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The Turing Test Prize Challenge

Fall 2020

In the Fall of 2020, this will be a challenge event where participants develop a stand-alone automated process to interact with a Microsoft Windows machine just as a human user may do with the goal being to fool a human judge who is monitoring target computers via Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) or Virtual Network Computing (VNC) into thinking a normal user is interacting with that machine and not an automated program or process.

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November 16-19, 2020

This Maryland Innovation & Security Institute and DreamPort event is inspired by a DoD request for an offensive and defenseive exercise that demonstrates the impact of IT, IoT and OT cyber attacks against critical building automation and mission operations.

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AvengerCon V

November 31 - December 1, 2020

AvengerCon is a free security event held every fall to benefit the hackers of the U.S. Cyber Command community and is supported by the U.S. Army 780th Military Intelligence Brigade and the Maryland Innovation and Security Institute. The event is open to all service members and employees of U.S. Cyber Command and Department of Defense personnel supporting cyberspace missions. AvengerCon features presentations, hacker villages, training workshops, and much more. NOTE: call for presentations/villages/workshops closes September 1.

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Planning an Event?

Please complete the form below and email to dpevent@dreamport.tech to submit your request to hold an event at DreamPort. Please keep in mind, priority will be given to events that directly support US Cyber Command requirements and challenge problems.

DreamPort is a mission accelerator, not a conference center.

For space consideration, DreamPort's can host many people with tables, chairs, laptop power, and wireless connectivity.

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