Maryland Innovation & Security Institute - Authentic Mission Accelerator

Advancing cyber security innovation and collaboration.

  • Accelerate the pace of innovation in cyber security through global technology partnerships, education, investment, and community engagement.
  • Capitalize on Maryland's strengths as a thriving global center of innovation and excellence in the arts, sciences and engineering, as well as its proximity to the Nation's key cyber organizations.
  • Create a new kind of innovation center recognized throughout the world as a place of imagination, innovation, and commitment to creating a secure future for people, governments, and businesses in cyberspace.

Call for Interns!

February 10, 2020 — DreamPort continues to grow and flourish, we are on the look out for some helping hands! If you are a student living in the Columbia area (or don't mind driving there), and have a love of (more like an obsession with) technology and innovation, this might just be your dream internship!

New this year is the MISI Cyber Leadership Academy, ad we will also have both college, and high school internships available.

Read More and Learn How to Apply Here

See you at RSA 2020!

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MISI will be at RSA 2020 visiting companies. If you'd like us to visit you, please invite us using this form! We hope to see you there!

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First Implementation of CMMC Available!

You can now request the initial implementation of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) v1.0, which includes several changes to the standard. This version was published January 30, 2020. Also available are the Version 1.0 Appendices, and the public briefing documents!

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Pushing the boundaries in cyber security technology through collaboration, prototyping and community engagement.


Engaging cyber experts, practitioners, researchers, and educators to transform novel ideas to fieldable prototypes.


Leveraging cyber innovation centers and their resources to build and test innovative solutions.


Shaping the next generation of cyber professionals by inspiring students to pursue educational opportunities in STEM.

About Us

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.


Access to modern collaboration & conference facilities, labs with cyber and supporting/enabling technologies, and world-class Subject Matter Experts.


Proximity to regional and local Maryland government and academic institutions and an extensive cyber-focused commercial and defense contractor industrial base.


City and state government support organizations, industry economic development entities, and major national defense contractors providing opportunities for investment and mentorship for small businesses.

Contact Us

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  • 621 East Pratt Street, suite 610
    Baltimore MD 21202

  • 7000 Columbia Gateway, suite 150
    Columbia, MD 21046

  • + 1 443 626 4450