ISP Internet Routing Security Practices and Partnerships

The Communications Sector Coordinating Council (CSCC) recognizes the key role that transit and peering play in the Internet ecosystem and have embraced routing security measures that prioritize protecting critical functions from Internet protocol risks. As made explicit in the National Cybersecurity Strategy Implementation Plan (National Cybersecurity Initiative), making progress will require “close collaboration between public and private sectors to reduce our risk exposure without disrupting the platforms and services built atop this infrastructure.”

Herein, the CSCC identifies robust and concrete actions that Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have undertaken to advance Internet routing security. ISPs’ proactive, continuous efforts ought to undergird and encourage activities by other participants of the ecosystem to follow ISPs’ lead in good Internet routing hygiene.