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9-1-1 Network Modeling Based Upon PARIDINE NIDE Model

Award Information
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Branch: N/A
Contract: 70RSAT19C00000035
Agency Tracking Number: FY19.1-H-SB019.1-007-0004-I
Amount: $147,677.23
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: H-SB019.1-007
Solicitation Number: FY19.1
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-06-03
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-12-02
Small Business Information
13750 San Pedro
San Antonio, TX 78232-4314
United States
DUNS: 059375613
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Mark Collier
 Chief Technology Officer
 (210) 863-9001
Business Contact
 Mark Collier
Title: Chief Technology Officer
Phone: (210) 863-9001
Research Institution

SecureLogix is a current performer on the PARIDINE project and is focused on defining and detecting NIDEs such as Telephony Denial of Service (TDoS) and other call pattern-based attacks against 9-1-1 networks. Our approach is to enhance our cloud-based Call Authentication Service (CAS), extending its inherent authentication and spoofing detection capabilities, with the ability to use machine learning to detect NIDEs. CAS has a well-defined API and can be used outside of our PolicyGuru solution. We propose to build a 9-1-1 simulator around CAS, which lets us leverage its very high fidelity TDoS/NIDE detection capabilities. The simulator will share concepts such as sites, with their accompanying attributes, and data models, which are based on the data stored in CAS for real 9-1-1 sites. The data model is used by the simulator to generate realistic normal traffic for sites. The simulator shares this information with CAS and then generates both normal call traffic, in addition to what-if traffic for various types of TDoS/NIDEs. This includes making actual queries to CAS and retrieving the results. The simulator will then simulate various mitigation strategies, to include terminating calls, rerouting calls in an ESInet, and adjusting queues and priorities. This will allow 9-1-1 managers to simulate various types of TDoS/NIDEs and determine which mitigation strategies work best for different levels of attacks. Finally, the West/ECaTS dashboard will be used, with its playback capability to visualize the simulation.

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