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Just Announced: RPE-019: Manufactured Crisis

October 3-7, 2022

In this rapid prototyping event, we are challenging participants to develop techniques for rapid, automated penetration testing. Developments in artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms, particularly in reinforcement learning, can enable exploitation decision-making at computer, rather than human, speed. We have $25,000 (USD) in prizes to give away to the best performers as determined by us! Read more here


Just Announced: Attacking ICS with Python

October 12, 2022 | 0900 – 1600 ET

This 8-hour workshop will be a crash course in ICS vulnerabilities and exploitation, providing hands-on, practical training in the carrying out of attacks against various common types of ICS equipment found in the field, including an HMI, PLC and automated circuit breaker. Learn More


Center of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity Internship Fall 2022

Applications Close August 12

The National Security Agency (NSA) in partnership with the Maryland Innovation & Security Institute (MISI) and the GBC MISI Academy seek applicants for an 8-week paid internship program designed for college seniors about to enter the technical workforce currently enrolled in an institution designated as a CAE-CD or CAE-CO by the National Security Agency Center of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity. Dates for the Fall Internship are Sept 19, 2022 – Nov 11, 2022 (Applications Close Aug 12). Learn more and Apply (External)


DISA TEM: Red Hat

August 18, 2022 | 1100 - 1200 ET

As of May 2022, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 9 became generally available (GA). This latest release of RHEL assists organization and mission owners with an OS with a flexible and stable foundation to meet the needs of a hybrid multi-cloud environment, and is ready for you to develop and deploy from the edge to the cloud. Conference ID: 799 446 338# Join Teams


DISA TEM: Western Digital/Mainsail Technologies

August 23, 2022 | 1100 - 1200 ET

Western Digital, and its partner Mainsail Industries, intelligently move workloads from central cloud locations to edge computing environments on-demand, to enable secure multi-mission workloads and to facilitate the best user experience. Conference ID: 158 773 15# Join Teams


DISA TEM: Nintex

August 25, 2022 | 1100 - 1200 ET

The Nintex Workflow Platform helps organizations increase efficiency, while analyzing processes to guide informed decision making. With the right business process automation tool in place, an organization can save time and money while eliminating human error and delivering insightful analytics to give a better view of the organization's business. Conference ID: 488 133 421# Join Teams


Minority Owned Business Collider: Business Opps with the Federal Government

August 25, 2022 | 1300 - 1630 EDT

Please join Wright Brothers Institute’s Small Business Hub for our Minority Owned Business Collider with a focus on learning on how to do business with the Federal Government. We have several strategic partners presenting in this Collider who are valuable resources for Minority Owned Businesses. If you are ready to take your business to the next level and exploring opportunities with the Federal Government, you do not want to miss this Collider. Learn more and Register (External)


DISA TEM: Magnet Forensics

August 30, 2022 | 1100 - 1200 ET

Magnet Forensics is a developer of digital investigation software that acquires, analyzes, reports on, and manages evidence from digital sources, including computers, mobile devices, IoT devices and cloud services — helping more than 4,000 public and private sector customers in over 90 countries fight crime, protect assets, and guard national security. Conference ID: 784 564 602# Join Teams


DISA TEM: Boomi

August 31, 2022 | 1100 - 1200 ET

Boomi’s FedRAMP-authorized, cloud-native integration platform lets agencies connect across hybrid IT landscapes, migrate systems, boost IT productivity, and reduce legacy technical debt. It’s a key ingredient in IT modernization and better fulfilling strategic mission objectives. Conference ID: 607 669 387# Join Teams


What could your company do with $2 million?: DataTribe Challenge 2022

Submissions Due: August 31, 2022

The DataTribe Challenge is a unique annual competition that brings together the best entrepreneurs in the world looking to disrupt cybersecurity and data science. DataTribe selects three finalists that split $20,000 in prize money and one winner that could receive up to $2 million in seed capital. The Challenge concludes in an invite-only pitch event where three finalists present to and network with cyber industry luminaries in-person. DataTribe will announce the winner at the end of this event. Applications Deadline: August 31st. Finalists Pitch Event: November 3rd - In Person at DataTribe in MD. Learn More (External)


OT-ISAC Summit 2022

September 7 - 8, 2022 | Singapore | Hybrid Event

Join DreamPort at This global conference on Operational Technology. MISI DreamPort Co-Founder and member of the Board Armando Seay will be part of this year's conference in Singapore. OT-ISAC Annual Summit will be in Hybrid event offering participants to attend in Virtual (online) and Live In person in Singapore. Bringing together OT/IT Experts and Practitioners in a Two-Day focused environment to share best practices and lessons learned that foster stakeholders to adapt and achieve mutual defence in protecting critical assets. Read more here (External)


STEM Pioneers Rock: Margaret Salter

September 8, 2022 | 1300 – 1430 ET

Brought to you by NSA and Dreamport/MISI, the STEM Pioneers Rock series, highlights significant accomplishments of those who are "firsts" in their field. Margaret Salter is the Director of Applied Cryptography at AWS. She spent 34 years at the National Security Agency, culminating in her position as the Technical Director for an Information Assurance organization. Learn More [MISI]


STEM Pioneers Rock: Dr. Cynthia Sutherland

September 20, 2022 | 1300 – 1430 ET

Brought to you by NSA and Dreamport/MISI, the STEM Pioneers Rock series, highlights significant accomplishments of those who are "firsts" in their field. Dr. Cynthia Sutherland was appointed as the first Senior Executive Service (SES)-level Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at FEMA in June 2020. As CISO, she provides executive leadership and direction for FEMAʼs cybersecurity services: Cybersecurity Policy, Planning, and Training; Identity, Credential, and Access Management (ICAM); Cyber Engineering; Cyber Assessment; Compliance; Risk Management; and Security Operations. Learn More [MISI]


Industrial Control Systems Cyber Saturday

October 15, 2022

We invite any and all students in 6th – 12th grade interested in learning about industrial control systems cybersecurity for a fun filled day of hands on exercises and activities on August 6th 2022 at DreamPort in Columbia Maryland! We will introduce students to the critical infrastructure concepts and cybersecurity basics. These combined skills will be used for executing offensive physical scenarios that will result in visible damage or disruption. Students and their parents are invited to participate in the fun! All participants will need to bring a laptop. Breakfast & lunch will be provided! Physical participation only. Read more here (External)


Hack the Railroad

October 18, 2022

Hack The Railroad is a hybrid cybersecurity event powered by Cylus & MISI, featuring talks from cybersecurity industry leaders and railroad cybersecurity trainings. We want to empower cyber warriors to protect our nation's most critical infrastructure which plays a primary role in the daily lives of people. Read more here (External)


2022 GRF Summit on Security & Third-Party Risk

October 27-28, 2022

Networking and Education on Critical Third-Party and Supply Chain Security Issues, for Mutual Resilience Against Cyber and Geopolitical Threats. Sessions will cover risk and vendor management, cybersecurity, intelligence sharing, geopolitical threat mitigation, and emerging compliance/regulation. Read more here (External)


Cyber Security for Manufacturing Summit

November 2-3, 2022

This event will bring together 100's of IT & OT security leaders from across the American manufacturing industry, for 2-days of strategy planning, insight building and expert knowledge exchange . Read more here (External)


WiCyS-CI Hack the Power

November 2-3, 2022

Hack the Power is presented by Women in Cybersecurity - Critical Infrastructure (WiCyS-CI) in close partnership with Percival Engineering, Maryland Innovation and Security Institute (MISI), and Cybersecurity Association of Maryland (CAMI). This is a two-day hybrid event including critical infrastructure (ICS/SCADA) training followed by a Capture the Flag (CTF). This will be an offensive exercise demonstrating the impact of cyber attacks against electric power systems and critical mission operations ranging from data theft to a potentially catastrophic infrastructure failure. Learn more (External)


Wireless Hacking and Exploitation Course

November 7-10, 2022

This class will cover the essentials of using Kali (with a focus on WiFi/BT/SDR), current and emerging 802.11 wireless threats, and the wonderful world of Software Defined Radios. A completed bootstrapped curriculum that will provide new tips and tricks for the advanced, and a completely new experience to those who are just now learning about any of these topics. Read more here (External)


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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