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.

IMAGINE a world where more young women can see themselves in the faces of the legendary women of science & technology – and say, "Yes I can!"

The event is a fundraiser in support of the region's unique and inclusive STEM program and will be held at the DreamPort Facility in Columbia Maryland. While its focus is on the under-represented young women, young men are also included in MISI's STEM programs.

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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.

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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