Internet Plumbing for Security Professionals: The State of BGP Security

by Wim Remes
Sept. 18, 2017 1 comment Black Hat belen_caty Pen Testing & Audits

The underbelly of the Internet has been in a precarious condition for a while now. Even with all the knowledge about it's weaknesses, we only make slow progress in implementing technology to secure it. We see BGP routing leaks on a regular basis. It almost feels like we take it for granted but at the same time it undermines our trust in the Internet. In this talk, we'll review the current situation for BGP, a foundational piece of the network we all rely on, and focus on the practical implementation of available countermeasures through live demos and examples. In and of itself, we launch a call to action for private organizations, government entities, and academia alike to roll up the sleeves and get cracking at fixing our Internet. If we want to keep trust in "The Internet of Things," we first have to build trust in the network that powers it.

Steven Ulm 8 months ago

Trust is defined by interests unfortunately. "The Internet of Things" is already quite risky - for the daily consumer as well as for the high-end one.