The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is seeking public comment on vulnerabilities that threaten the security and integrity of the Border Gateway Protocol, which is central to the internet’s global routing system. The BGP’s design is widely deployed and lacks security features to ensure trust in the information being exchanged.

The FCC seeks comment on how the agency can help strengthen the nation’s communications network and related critical infrastructure, and it represents the first major cybersecurity-related action taken by the FCC in the wake of Russia’s escalating military campaign in Ukraine.

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