Routing Security

Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), the routing protocol different networks use to find communication paths to each other, has a number of vulnerabilities that are exploited on a regular basis leading to reputational damage, the loss of intellectual property, and denial of service. While there are a number of known and effective solutions that network operators can implement that would significantly reduce their attack surface, adoption has not been universal, and more work needs to be done.

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The Global Cyber Alliance (GCA), in partnership with Internet Society (ISOC), is conducting a global study to understand the current state of routing security concerns as well as tool and practice adoption. This includes identifying the most common barriers to implementation of, and potential solutions for, some of the key and critical controls described in the Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (MANRS) initiative. The results of this study will drive further efforts that may be taken by GCA and ISOC to develop free solutions that can significantly improve the Internet’s health, security, and stability.

Important notice:

Our global Routing Security survey is now closed. After months collecting data, we have moved to the next step—analyzing them in order to prepare our final study. Once the final study is ready, we will share it with the community to continue the debate.

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