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Botnet Detection and Mitigation

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Homeland Security
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
80875
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
SBAassignedDHS06-1
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
H-SB06.1-008
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Sonalysts, Inc.
215 Parkway North P.O. Box 280 Waterford, CT 06385-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Botnet Detection and Mitigation
Agency: DHS
Contract: NBCHC060134
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

Botnets have become a lucrative and monetized line of business for criminal organizations. As of late they have been found in a growing number of cases involving cyber-extortion via Distributed Denial-of-Services (DDOS), and mass phishing where their use of encryption and packing schemes keeps them off the radar of traditional discovery heuristics. The sophistication and proliferation of botnets is such that industry and consumers find themselves victim to crimes committed sometimes months too late. The goal of Sonalysts, Inc. team is to create an architecture that allows consumers, industry, and Government to work together to discover and mitigate botnets. The approach first focuses on developing a descriptive ontology that is used to normalize data between disparate data sources, and thus facilitates sharing and automation. The system will combine normalized data from router net flows, botnet signatures from IDS, and captured signatures in honeypots to feed into a number of distributed automated discovery/correlation systems. The research will pursue the development of a scalable architecture that is used to construct a service-based framework of sensors used to capture botnet signatures and pass information to data mining systems used to correlate it using a discovery taxonomy and/or crack encrypted command and control channels.

Principal Investigator:

Owen McCusker
Principal Investigator
8603263741
mccusker@sonalysts.com

Business Contact:

Jane Goldsmith
Proposals Manager
8604424355
goldjane@sonalysts.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Sonalysts, Inc.
215 Parkway North Waterford, CT 06385

EIN/Tax ID: 060902362
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of Connecticut
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT 06269-0215
Contact: Dr. Steven A. Demurjian
Contact Phone: (860) 486-3719
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university