US-based nonprofit The Internet Society and Internet Service Providers Association of India (ISPAI) have signed MoU to make Internet safe and secure in India by securing routers which is vital for healthy internet infrastructure. The MoU will also see both organizations exchanging research information and training materials related to routing security which is vital to future and stability of the Internet.
The partnership between Internet Society and ISPAI will also promote Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (MANRS) which is global initiative to implement crucial fixes needed to reduce most common threats to internet’s routing system and safeguard enterprises and government from cyber threats. MANRS will provide simple and concrete steps for network operators that enable dramatically improved Internet security and reliability. By joining MANRS, participants commit to implement actions to address common challenges related to routing security such as filtering and anti-spoofing.
The Internet Society
It is a non-profit organisation dedicated to ensuring open development, evolution and safe use of Internet worldwide. It was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Virginia, US. It is open standards body which develops and promotes voluntary internet standards. It is governed by diverse board of trustees that is dedicated to ensuring that internet stays open, transparent and defined by the people who use it.