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Botnet Detection and Mitigation

Award Information

Department of Homeland Security
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Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
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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 2
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Botnet Detection and Mitigation
Agency: DHS
Contract: D07PC72589 (formerly NBCHC070124)
Award Amount: $750,000.00


This Phase II effort will develop a functional prototype of DMnet, a distributed botnet detection and mitigation system. Our Team will develop and integrate state-of-the-art research in ontology, data fusion, data mining, and data warehousing into DMnet nodes. These nodes will be distributed throughout a network and will work together in a trusted grid to provide increased cyber awareness for botnet detection and mitigation. This system will be sensor-neutral facilitating the integration of current and emerging sensor technology. The prototype will incorporate multiple algorithms for classification and correlation, a unique ontology, and an innovative user interface. We will create a threat management mechanism to evaluate collected events, provide for mitigation, and will develop recommended operating policies and procedures for DMnet users. Commercial Application. Current network prevention, intrusion detection, and prevention applications tend to be single scope rather than integrated. DMnet represents a convergence technology that will integrate security operations into a single system to minimize losses from the distributed threat of botnets. This technology is immediately applicable to federal Government cyber security efforts, large network operations, ISPs, and security management solution providers.

Principal Investigator:

Owen McCusker
Principal Investigator
(860) 326-3741

Business Contact:

Jane Goldsmith
Proposals Manager
(860) 442-4355
Small Business Information at Submission:

Sonalysts, Inc.
215 Parkway North Waterford, CT 06385-1209

EIN/Tax ID: 060902362
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of Connecticut
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT 6269 -2155
Contact: Dr. Aggelos Kiayias
Contact Phone: (860) 486-3719
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university