NCCoE Seeks Technology Collaborators for Secure Inter-Domain Routing Project


The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released a Federal Register notice (FRN) for the Secure Inter-Domain Routing: Route Hijacks project. This notice invites technology vendors to participate in the collaborative project.

This project will use commercially available and open source technologies to develop a cybersecurity reference design that can be implemented to increase security and functionality in internet routing. This project will demonstrate how the implementation of BGP Route Origin Validation (ROV), using Resource Public Key Infrastructure (RPKI), can mitigate malicious route hijacks and accidental misconfigurations in BGP. The FRN launches a collaborative effort between the NCCoE and technology companies to address cybersecurity challenges identified in the Secure Inter-Domain Routing: Route Hijacks project description. All interested organizations are encouraged to request a Letter of Interest (LOI) template. This template will include instructions on how to submit the LOI. Additional information on how to collaborate with the NCCoE can be found here.

If you are interested in providing products or technical expertise to develop a reference design for this project, please review the FRN for more information. 

If you have any questions or would like to request a Letter of Interest, please don’t hesitate to contact the project team at


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