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Department of Homeland Security funding Internet routing security projects

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is funding the following industry and academic groups involved in developing open source tools aimed at securing the Internet's Border Gateway Protocol-based routing infrastructure.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is funding the following industry and academic groups involved in developing open source tools aimed at securing the Internet's Border Gateway Protocol-based (BGP) routing infrastructure (Also read: "U.S. plots major upgrade to Internet router security," and read about the six worst Internet routing attacks.) 

* Packet Clearing House, which has developed a tool called the Prefix Sanity Checker.* The University of Oregon's Route Views Project, which provides a real-time view of Internet routing for network operators.

* Pre-fix Hijack Alert System, which is under development by Colorado State as a routing data-analysis tool for network operators.

* Open Source Relying Party Resource Public Key Infrastructure software developed by BBN

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