The internet is essential to the exchange of all manner of information. It is not a single network, but rather is a complex grid of independent interconnected networks. The design of the internet is based on a trust relationship between these networks and relies on a protocol known as the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) to route traffic among the various networks worldwide.
Work that started last October on securing the protocol that binds the Internet together is finally yielding results. The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) at the US National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) published the first draft of a security standard that will secure the BGP.
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