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FCC proposes BGP security measures

May 17, 2024


Jessica Rosenworcel wants ISPs to tell her how they’re securing BGP (Border Gateway Protocol) , a critical system for routing internet traffic.

The chairwoman of the US Federal Communications Commission has proposed that the FCC require large broadband service providers to submit confidential reports on their plans to manage security risks associated with their use of BGP. The proposal aims to protect against bad actors who could pose a threat to national security and disrupt critical Internet infrastructure by exploiting BGP vulnerabilities, the FCC said Wednesday.

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