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Denial of Service Countermeasures Appliance (DOSCA) for Computer Network Operations (CNO)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: W9113M-05-C-0171
Agency Tracking Number: B041-056-0189
Amount: $749,965.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA04-056
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
Solicitation Year: 2004
Award Year: 2005
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2005-06-22
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2006-12-22
Small Business Information
1050 Clayborne Liles Drive
Florence, AL 35630
United States
DUNS: 140528501
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Yes
Principal Investigator
 Andrew Smith
 President/Principal Secur
 (256) 348-1724
Business Contact
 Marilyn McAllister
Title: CEO
Phone: (256) 457-6537
Research Institution

Denial-of-Service (DoS) attacks are potentially the most devastating form of computer network attack that could be launched against a sensor-to-shooter defense system. Denial-of-service attacks can bring down entire networks, making sensor-to-shooter network communications impossible and leaving situational awareness lost. In the Denial-of-Service Countermeasures Appliance (DOSCA) Phase I, ISAC demonstrated the feasibility of creating a comprehensive denial-of-service solution comprised of four modules: Prediction/Traceback, Detection, Out-of-Band Cyber Warning, and Mitigation. These modules leverage existing technology and use new, innovative solutions (such as CFD-DoS: ISAC’s computational fluid dynamics-based network simulation, and ISAC’s Out-of-Band Communication Software) to provide a much needed denial-of-service solution. In Phase II, ISAC will develop a DOSCA prototype with the four main modules for deployment on sensor-to-shooter networks. At the conclusion of the Phase II effort, ISAC will perform a live demonstration of the DOSCA prototype predicting, detecting, tracing back, warning via out-of-band channels, and mitigating a live denial-of-service attack.

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