At the trade fair, the computer scientists are simulating an attack on the Internet and explaining how Internet operators can effectively protect themselves against it. "The main problem is that, until recently, the way that information traveled around the Internet was based solely on trust. Each network operator could claim to be the owner of a range of addresses, and there was no possibility to reliably check the accuracy of such claims," said Matthias Wählisch, a researcher at the Institute of Computer Science at Freie Universität.
Among other things, the researchers are demonstrating an interactive, forensic analysis of so-called prefix hijacks, i.e., the hijacking of Internet addresses. They will also demonstrate how to protect Internet paths using new standards such as the Resource Public Key Infra-structure (RPKI). The scientists will also discuss the challenges that arise with national solutions to the problems of Internet infrastructure.
Time and Location
- CeBIT 2015, BMBF Stand in Hall 9, Stand D40, Hannover Messe, 30521 Hannover
Matthias Wählisch, Institute of Computer Science, Freie Universität Berlin, Tel.: +49 30 838-75209, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org