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By Anna Forresteron
September 21, 2015

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Exec-Biz-cyberThe Department of Homeland Security has awarded $2.33 million in contracts to Galois and Waverley Labs for support of the science and technology directorate’s cybersecurity research and development program on distributed denial of service attacks.

DHS said Friday the $1.7 million “DDoS Defense for a Company of Peers” contract with Oregon-based Galois covers the development of a DDoS response tool that works to facilitate collaboration and communication between multiple organizations.

The $629,993 “An Open Source Project for a Software-Defined Perimeter to Defend Cloud Apps from DDoS” contract with Waverley Labs meanwhile seeks open source releases of tools and techniques against DDoS attacks, DHS added.

Virginia-based Waverley Labs will work with the Cloud Security Alliance on the project.

DHS noted that both contracts are part of the DHS S&T cybersecurity division’s Distributed Denial of Service Defenses program.

“The DDoSD program will be developing innovative technologies through an open source platform to make them affordable to both public and private sector organizations,” said Reginald Brothers, undersecretary for science and technology at DHS.

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