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Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security

Routing security is vital to the future and stability of the Internet, and the global MANRS initiative implements the crucial fixes needed to reduce the most common routing threats.

Ensuring Internet traffic is reliably routed around the world is a critical building block for a trustworthy, global Internet. Based on common network operational practices in place today, the global Internet routing system does not have sufficient security controls to prevent the injection of false routing information, including impersonation of networks. The lack of these controls creates a significant vulnerability of the entire system. The result is thousands of incidents of misrouted traffic or denial of service on a global scale each year.

The Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (MANRS) initiative, which has been fostered by the Internet Society, overcomes this collective problem by establishing a security baseline of concrete actions for network operators. These actions are supported by a growing and visible community of more than 200 networks around the world that have adopted them.

Our Work in 2020

The main work streams for MANRS in 2020 aim to grow the community adopting MANRS, mobilize a broader set of external communities with awareness of MANRS, improve measurement of routing security, build capacity among network engineers, and drive global adoption by conducting tailored outreach that aligns with region-specific routing communities.

Among specific outcomes in 2020:

  • We expect MANRS membership will double and will include new kinds of organizations, such as Content Delivery Networks (CDNs).
  • We expect the MANRS Observatory—a measurement platform that measures the impact of the participants’ actions—to become a production service, incorporating information about IXPs and improving data quality and sustainability. The MANRS Observatory will be part of the onboarding and conformance checks of participating operators.
  • Outreach around MANRS will continue, including with new MANRS Community Ambassador and road show programs.

High-level, long-term goals include MANRS being viewed as a norm in routing operations—with non-conformance seen as unacceptable—and, by 2025, for MANRS itself being a self-governed community engaged in substantive activities that drive improvements in routing security.

MANRS News

Working with APRICOT to Improve Routing Security
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Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (MANRS) 25 March 2020

Working with APRICOT to Improve Routing Security

We’re pleased to announce that the Internet Society and the Asia Pacific Network Operators Group Ltd (APNOG) signed a...

APRICOT 2020: Routing Security Takes Center Stage
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Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (MANRS) 26 February 2020

APRICOT 2020: Routing Security Takes Center Stage

More than 600 of the world’s leading Internet engineers from 60 economies gathered last week at APRICOT, and it was...

Let’s Improve Routing Security at APRICOT 2020
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Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (MANRS) 13 February 2020

Let’s Improve Routing Security at APRICOT 2020

Internet builders in Asia-Pacific get together around this time every year at APRICOT to learn from each other and...

You Asked and We Listened: New Features in the MANRS Observatory
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Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (MANRS) 4 February 2020

You Asked and We Listened: New Features in the MANRS Observatory

Collaboration and shared responsibility are two pillars of the Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (MANRS) initiative, which we...

New Internet Security Principles Developed with World Economic Forum to Help Protect up to 1 Billion Users
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In the News 23 January 2020

New Internet Security Principles Developed with World Economic Forum to Help Protect up to 1 Billion Users

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ISPs Should Strongly Consider MANRS to Fight Cybercrime: World Economic Forum Report
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Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (MANRS) 23 January 2020

ISPs Should Strongly Consider MANRS to Fight Cybercrime: World Economic Forum Report

A World Economic Forum (WEF) report released today recommends that Internet Service Providers (ISPs) should strongly consider joining the...

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