Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (MANRS) 15 February 2022

MANRS Community Report 2021

Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (MANRS) is a global, community-driven initiative.

In 2014, a small group of network operators recognized the need to join forces to improve the security and resilience of the Internet’s global routing system, and with support from the Internet Society, MANRS was born.

Since then, the MANRS community has grown and expanded to empower and support not only network operators, but also Internet exchange points (IXPs), content delivery network (CDN) and cloud providers, and equipment vendors to take MANRS actions and reduce common routing threats. MANRS would have not been possible without the commitment of our community to strengthen global routing security.

By 2025, MANRS aims to become a self-governed community of participants and partner organizations that drives global adoption of MANRS actions and improvements in routing security. Efforts towards achieving this goal include providing reliable tools for compliance and measurement such as the MANRS Observatory, building capacity of network engineers through training and fellowship programs, and advocating for policies that strengthen routing security.

MANRS at a Glance

In early 2020, the MANRS Advisory Group was established to provide oversight of the MANRS application and auditing processes, enhance MANRS actions by developing conformance criteria, and participate in the selection of MANRS ambassadors and fellows. The MANRS Advisory Group worked with the MANRS community to develop the MANRS Community Charter, which provides guiding principles for the future governance of MANRS. The charter was accepted by the community after several rounds of consultations and came into effect on 1 November 2021.

In accordance with the MANRS Community Charter, the Advisory Group will transition to a Steering Committee comprised of individuals elected by the MANRS community. MANRS elected its first Steering Committee in November 2021 to lead the community towards collective responsibility for the resilience and security of the Internet’s global routing system. The first Steering Committee meeting was held in December bringing together the newly elected members.

If you would like to learn about how your organization can support MANRS, please visit MANRS website or contact MANRS team.

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