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June 25, 2024

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ONCD leads efforts to secure Border Gateway Protocol used by federal government

By Sara Friedman / May 24, 2024

The Office of the National Cyber Director is taking action to secure an internet routing protocol used by the federal government that is susceptible to hijacking and attacks by malicious actors, according to NCD Harry Coker, who outlined the initiative at an advisory committee meeting.

Coker described Border Gateway Protocol as “foundational” because it “enables over 70 thousand independent networks to operate as what we know as ‘the Internet.’” He said, “In fact, BGP is used to advertise Internet Protocol...

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