SoX is working on an NSF funded project to evaluate deployment options for the Resource Public Key Infrastructure (RPKI) and develop best practices for the research networking community as a first step toward securing the Internet’s routing infrastructure. This work includes designing and evaluating the architectures for managing Resource Certificates and Resource Origin Authorizations (ROAs).

The work involves deploying RPKI across 21 university networks connected to the SoX regional network based in Atlanta, GA. As the system is deployed, researchers will need to watch the operation for several months to study route stability and determine best practices for further deployment across the Internet.