About MISI

ABOUT US
Since 2018

Who is the Maryland Innovation and Security Institute (MISI)

MISI is a geographically boundless organization designed to disrupt traditional innovation. MISI was founded for the purpose of helping organizations accelerate the discovery of viable cybersecurity and related technologies. The goal of the organization is to maximize the ability of our clients to achieve an understanding of solutions from non-traditional sources that can be combined if needed with more mature technology and that result in powerful new capabilities. MISI helps our clients find and apply better solutions at a pace that meets the alacritous pace at which new vulnerabilities and attack vectors are launched at the US and the world. A core expertise is the conversion of requirements that are not fully defined or unarticulated into tangible and measurable goals. We test and evaluate cyber solutions for the purpose of providing our clients with the truth to which measure and evaluate vendor product capability and performance claims pre-acquisition.

MISI is boundless and manages mission acceleration for clients regardless of geography. The organization currently manages almost 40,000 square feet of diverse spaces designed to maximize collaboration, engage the community, inspire and prepare the next generation through our unique real world STEM programs.

Acceleration is accomplished through:

  • An extensive worldwide cybersecurity and technology network
  • An active and persistent engagement methodology that connects with worldwide cyber technology centers of excellence
  • Design and management of cyber mission accelerator facilities and labs that maximize collaboration and speed of solution discovery
  • Continuous probing of the marketplace to find innovation and disruptive thought leadership
  • Creative events and technology competitions for academia, federal laboratories, and technology incubators and accelerators
  • Deep and active partnerships with the current corporate and emerging leaders in technology

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What is MISI?

The future of global cybersecurity requires that our nation continuously maximizes its ability to push the boundaries of how we think about cybersecurity. This is the mantra that is the foundation of MISI's Cyber Mission Accelerator.

Our organization thrives on finding fresh ideas, technologies and the people with the passion needed to repurpose current and emerging cyber technologies into capabilities at maximum speed.

We are known for our MISI approved stamp of approval on the the solutions we test and evaluate for our customers. The goal of our test and evaluation efforts is to provide our customers with the decision making data needed to make astute cyber investments. We test for what works and find out what does not do that our customers can make more informed decisions that don't rely on internet claims and trade show demos.

MISI is a non-profit formed exclusively to further and promote charitable, educational, and scientific purposes including, but not limited to, furthering innovation in cybersecurity through education, global technology partnerships, investment, and community engagement to create a collaborative network of subject matter experts and cyber professionals.

MISI is a 501(c)4 Not for Profit dedicated to the study, test, evaluation, rapid prototyping and community of interest outreach to industry, academia, K-12, and State and Local and Federal Government. Our work accelerates the confidence needed to make investments in cybersecurity solutions, companies and helps organizations discover cybersecurity and related technologies that align with current and future requirements.

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OUR PROJECTS

This is just a sample of what we are working on.

Election Security
Election Security
Election Security

MISI is leading the election security initiatives that support the enduring election integrity mission at our Maryland DreamPort Cyber Mission Accelerator. The program supports the partnership between US Cyber Command, the Intel Community, Law Enforcement and DHS.

Cyber Range
Cyber Range
Cyber Range

The MISI DreamPort Cyber Range is a cloud based highly scalable foundation that the MISI DreamPort team will use to the advantage of our stakeholders, STEM program, and for workforce cyber skills improvement for our Government and commercial stakeholders.

Project Spectrum
Project Spectrum
Project Spectrum

Project Spectrum is designed to assist manufacturers and IT focused small and medium sized companies to increase their cyber awareness and to begin to prepare for the upcoming mandatory audits associated with CMMC and to comply with existing cybersecurity policy.

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