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Network World - 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.
Read more about security in Network World's Security section.