Events

Events

MISI's DreamPort facility hosts nearly all of MISI's events. You can check out the calendar of events, or browse the events below. All times are Eastern Standard Time, unless otherwise noted.

Upcoming Events

DEF CON Arcade Party
Just Announced: DEF CON Arcade Party

Hybrid

August 13, 2022 | 2100 ET. The DEF CON Arcade Party is back! Come play your favorite classic arcade games while jamming out to Keith Myers DJing. Your favorite custom built 16 player LED foosball table will be ready for some competitive games. This epic party is an official DEF CON party and is hosted by the Military Cyber Professionals Association (MCPA) and friends. It's a way to share information about technology (specifically aracade games) in support of the MCPA's nonprofit STEM education mission...while having a GREAT time. Open to all DEF CON attendees at no cost and games are free to play! We ask attendees to consider donating to our charity in bitcoin or card here, or cash on-site.
DISA TEM: Technical Systems Integrators (TSI)
DISA TEM: Technical Systems Integrators (TSI)

Virtual

August 9, 2022 | 1100 - 1200 ET. AgileWARE based on CloudShell from Quali, is the leading platform for delivering Infrastructure Automation at Scale for complex on-premise, hybrid, and cloud environments. IT leaders and innovators around the world trust CloudShell to enable self-service environment provisioning and automated decommissioning to streamline the development, testing, and certification of various technologies into production environments. Conference ID: 621 128 588#
DISA TEM: cPacket Networks
DISA TEM: cPacket Networks

Virtual

August 10, 2022 | 1100 - 1200 ET. cPacket’s observability solution provides access to network data anytime and anywhere within a hybrid cloud environment. All the way from 100Gbps datacenters to any public cloud environment. cPacket’s distributed observability nodes with a single pane of glass control let the organization reduce the mean-time-to-resolution and recovery from an incident. Conference ID: 784 791 571#
DISA TEM: Dun & Bradstreet
DISA TEM: Dun & Bradstreet

Virtual

August 11, 2022 | 1100 - 1200 ET. Dun & Bradstreet created D&B Investigate, a purpose-built platform to help analysts, auditors, and agents collaborate, so you can more easily and quickly share business due diligence. D&B's newest platform, Fortify, is purpose built to deliver deep business insights with intuitive visualizations enabling timely decision making during critical events and inside complex operational environments. Conference ID: 541 097 357#
DEF CON 30
DEF CON 30

In-Person

August 11-14, 2022. Join members of the DreamPort team as we support the Military Professionals Cyber Association at DEFCON. Originally started in 1993, it was a meant to be a party for member of "Platinum Net", a Fido protocol based hacking network out of Canada. As the main U.S. hub I was helping the Platinum Net organizer (I forget his name) plan a closing party for all the member BBS systems and their users.
STEM Pioneers Rock!
STEM Pioneers Rock: Loretta Hall

Hybrid

August 15, 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. Loretta Hall is a freelance writer and nonfiction book author. Although she has written for a variety of consumer magazines, she concentrated on civil engineering and architecture trade publications for many years.
Center of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity Internship Fall 2022
Center of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity Internship Fall 2022

In-Person

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).
DISA TEM: Invicti Security
DISA TEM: Invicti Security

Virtual

August 16, 2022 | 1100 - 1200 ET. Invicti Enterprise is a comprehensive automated web application security solution that includes web vulnerability scanning, assessment, and management (DAST+IAST+SCA). Its strongest points are Proof-Based Scanning for extremely high scan accuracy, automated web asset discovery, and out-of-the-box integration with leading issue management and CI/CD solutions. Conference ID: 973 975 64#
DISA TEM: Itential
DISA TEM: Itential

Virtual

August 17, 2022 | 1100 - 1200 ET. Itential is an automation solution built to support both network and cloud, making it easy for enterprise organizations to maintain network compliance, reduce manual operations, and simplify network management. The Itential Automation Platform is a low-code solution that seamlessly connects IT systems with network technologies for end-to-end network configuration, compliance, and automation. Conference ID: 930 979 829#
DISA TEM: Red Hat
DISA TEM: Red Hat

Virtual

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#
DISA TEM: Western Digital/Mainsail Technologies
DISA TEM: Western Digital/Mainsail Technologies

Virtual

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#
DISA TEM: Nintex
DISA TEM: Nintex

Virtual

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#
DISA TEM: Nintex
DISA TEM: Magnet Forensics

Virtual

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#
DISA TEM: Boomi
DISA TEM: Boomi

Virtual

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

In-Person

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.
OT-ISAC Summit 2022
OT-ISAC Summit 2022

Hybrid

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.
STEM Pioneers Rock!
STEM Pioneers Rock: Margaret Salter

Hybrid

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.
STEM Pioneers Rock!
STEM Pioneers Rock: Dr. Cynthia Sutherland

Hybrid

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.
Intro to Attacking ICS
Intro to Attacking ICS

In-Person

October 12, 2022 | 0900 – 1600 ET. This 1-day course will impart foundational knowledge of common ICS attack methodologies. Topics covered will include basic ICS architecture, ICS protocols (including Modbus), vulnerable architectures and devices, and using python to automatically attack vulnerable situations. Limited seats available, so register now!
Industrial Control Systems Cyber Saturday
Industrial Control Systems Cyber Saturday

Hybrid

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.
Hack the Railroad
Hack the Railroad

Hybrid

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.
Artificial Intelligence & Financial Services Symposium
Artificial Intelligence & Financial Services Symposium

In-Person

October 27, 2022 | 8am – 5:30pm | New York, NY. Our third Artificial Intelligence & Financial Services Symposium will resume on October 27, 2022. As in 2019, we will focus on the legal, contractual and regulatory aspects of using AI to deliver financial services. If you plan to attend, please register early below. We plan to promote information sharing by having no recording and no broadcast. Space may be limited. We hope to see you in New York this October!
2022 GRF Summit on Security & Third-Party Risk
2022 GRF Summit on Security & Third-Party Risk

In-Person

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.
Cyber Security for Manufacturing Summit
Cyber Security for Manufacturing Summit

In-Person

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.