In 2017 alone, 14,000 routing outages or attacks –such as hijacking, leaks, and spoofing –led to stolen data, lost revenue, reputational damage and more, all on a global scale. Operators, enterprises and policymakers have converged around the concrete steps – Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security – that prevent these incidents.
Network operators and Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) who implement the MANRS Actions improve both routing security and operational efficiency, clearly signaling a security-forward posture and value-added service.
In seeking MANRS-compliant infrastructure partners, enterprises gain increased security and service reliability, while eliminating common outages or attacks.
Policymakers realize the opportunity to improve infrastructure, decrease malicious activity and stimulate demand by calling for or specifying these MANRS best practices.
The Internet’s routing foundation has cracks, and they’re growing. Not a single day goes by without dozens of incidents affecting the routing system. Route hijacking, route leaks, IP address spoofing, and other harmful activities can lead to DDoS attacks, traffic inspection, lost revenue, reputational damage, and more. These incidents are global in scale, with one operator’s routing problems cascading to impact others. – Internet Society
Localising IETF in Namibia through the IETF Remote Hubs
To date, 72 participants have attended the IETF Viewing Hub 101 and 102. The purpose of the remote hub is to promote the work of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) in Namibia and expose the local network and other related engineers to the IETF with the aim of one day contributing to the work at IETF at a global level. The Hubs also aims at allowing those who cannot travel to a meeting to still experience the goings on through live event streaming. While the First IETF of 2018 meeting took place in London, and the 2nd taking place in Canada, Namibians for the first time took part in the discussions and practical workshops on setting up the standards of the internet remotely..
To date, we have created a database of technicians and engineers of the internet in Namibia, from participants who attended IETF hubs, with the aim to engage them and open them up to more information and opportunities on the IETF.
Under this programme the chapter held 2 related events
Event: IETF Remote Hubs (101 and 102)
Date: 20 March 2018 & 17 – 18 July 2018 Participants: 35 + 37