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.

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.

If you are an executive or technical expert at a backbone, ISP, corporate, or cloud network provider you are encouraged to participate in this study and play an important role in expanding free and open access to the Internet for all. We will not use your contact information for any other purpose than to follow-up with questions, if any, on your feedback. For more information you can review our Privacy Policy here:

Bookmark this page and check in regularly to see the results of our survey and get updates on our routing security efforts.