Professor Sharon Goldberg and Professor Leo Reyzin have received a gift from Cisco Systems of $100K for their project entitled “Hardening the RPKI against Faulty or Misbehaving Authorities.”
The Resource Public Key Infrastructure (RPKI) is a new security infrastructure that relies on trusted authorities to prevent some of the most devastating attacks on interdomain routing. The threat model for the RPKI supposes that authorities are trusted and routing is under attack. The gift funds research that seeks to mitigate the risks that arise when this threat model is flipped: when RPKI authorities are misconfigured, compromised, or compelled to misbehave.
Congratulations Sharon and Leo!