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StopBot

Award Information
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Branch: N/A
Contract: NBCH060138
Agency Tracking Number: 611166
Amount: $99,890.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2006
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
3601 43rd Street South
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494
United States
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Lawrence Clough
 Mr.
 (703) 953-9693
 lclough@cyberdefenseagency.com
Business Contact
 Gerald Hamilton
Title: Chief Operating Officer
Phone: (703) 582-2624
Email: ghamilton@cyberdefenseagency.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

Cyber Defense Agency, LLC (CDA) proposes to develop StopBot, a unique, multi-modal security application that will detect botnets and disable their command and control systems. StopBot will have three different modes of operation: a free, stand-alone mode to protect individual end systems, a subscription mode in which results from individual end systems are collected securely and correlated to generate more effective detection and response mechanisms that can be distributed to the end system subscribers, and an enterprise mode that trades privacy for enhanced detection capabilities. StopBot will meditate communications from computers on a network, detect suspicious connections, correlate the signatures of those connections to identify botnets, block traffic on those connections, and inject dummy messages that will disrupt the botnet command-and-control infrastructure. Placing the primary sensor inline on each host provides a means to detect features indicative of bots, and correlating across the enterprise affords an excellent means to identify networks of bots. As a stand-alone component the StopBot client will effectively inhibit the ability to use its host as a host for bots. It will be available as a free download from the CDA web-site. CDA will maintain the correlation, fusion, and response capability and will use it as a basis of a for pay subscription service.

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