By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 2-28-22

In the wake of the Department of Homeland Security’s warning about cyber-threats related to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Federal Communications Commission has launched a proceeding to examine potential threats to the global internet routing system, including any equity issues that might implicate.

The FCC commissioners unanimously adopted a notice of inquiry into the security of the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), the Internet’s global routing system for data including email, e-commerce, banking, interconnected voice-over-IP service, and 911.

The agency is looking to prevent bad actors from hijacking the protocol, which it said could expose web users to data theft, extortion, espionage, and insecure transactions.  » Read More