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Draft Cybersecurity Practice Guide SP 1800-14, Protecting the Integrity of Internet Routing: Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) Route Origin Validation, is Available for Comment

Draft Cybersecurity Practice Guide SP 1800-14, Protecting the Integrity of Internet Routing: Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) Route Origin Validation, is Available for Comment

It is difficult to overstate the importance of the internet to modern business and society in general. The internet is not a single network, but rather a complex grid of independent interconnected networks that relies on a protocol known as Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) to route traffic to its intended destination.

Unfortunately, BGP was not designed with security in mind and a route hijack attack can deny access to internet services, misdeliver traffic to malicious endpoints, and cause routing instability. A technique known as BPG route origin validation (ROV) is designed to protect against route hijacking.

NIST’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE), together with several technology vendors, has developed proof-of-concept demonstrations of BGP ROV implementation designed to improve the security of the internet's routing infrastructure. 

Comments for this draft are due by October 15, 2018. To review Draft Special Publication (SP) 1800-14, and for information on submitting comments, please visit the links below.

CSRC Update: https://csrc.nist.gov/news/2018/nist-requests-comments-on-draft-sp-1800-14 
Publication details: https://csrc.nist.gov/publications/detail/sp/1800-14/draft 
Project Homepage: https://www.nccoe.nist.gov/projects/building-blocks/secure-inter-domain-routing 

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