It’s been a busy couple of weeks for routing security. First, on 23 April, we introduced a new category of MANRS participants aimed specifically at Internet Exchange Points. Then, just two days later, we learned about yet another BGP hijacking wreaking havoc, which could have been avoided if more networks across the globe implemented the MANRS for Network Operators Actions.
All of this has resulted in several news articles recently. Here’s a roundup of the coverage.
Related to the IXP Programme:
- IT World Canada: “Canadian IXPs join secure routing initiative to close Internet loopholes,” written by Howard Solomon.
- IT News: “INTERNET EXCHANGE POINTS TEAM UP TO BRING BETTER MANRS TO THE INTERNET,” written by Peter Sayer. (This one was republished in CIO, IDG Connect, IT World, Network World, SecNews 24, Security Asia, and even translated into Spanish for CIO Peru.)
- SecurityWeek: “Internet Society Calls on IXPs to Help Solve Internet Routing Problems,” written by Kevin Townsend.
- Tech Target’s Search Security: “IXPs asked to mind their ‘MANRS’ to improve routing security,” written by Peter Loshin.
- Dark Reading: “Routing Security Gets Boost with New Set of MANRS for IXPs,” written by Dark Reading staff.
- FinancialNews.co.uk: “MANRS launches IXP programme for routing security,” written by Gulli Arnason.
- The Register: “A feed ahead of the weekend: your slice of networking morsels,” written by Richard Chirgwin.
- Euro-IX Forum: “MANRS IXP Programme – Supported by ISOC,” posted on the Euro-IX Forum website.
And articles relating MANRS as a solution for BGP hijacking:
- Tech Target’s Search Security: “BGP routing security flaw caused Amazon Route 53 incident,” written by Peter Loshin.
- Dark Reading: “MyEtherWallet DNS Attack Offers Opt-In Lessons,” written by Curtis Franklin.
- Security Boulevard: “Get Ready for Another Critical Drupal Patch Related to Drupalgeddon2,” written by Lucian Constantin.
It’s great to see MANRS and routing security getting the media coverage it deserves. We encourage all network operators and IXPs to join MANRS as we work together to improve the security and resilience of the Internet’s routing system.