Routing security is vital to the future and stability of the Internet, but it’s under constant threat. In 2018, more than 12,000 routing outages or attacks – such as hijacking, leaks, and spoofing – led to stolen data, lost revenue, reputational damage and more. Last year, a routing leak by a Nigerian ISP caused some of Google’s traffic to be mis-routed through China, resulting in outages in many parts of the world; and in June of this year, a massive route leak knocked out large parts of the Internet offline for several hours.

This presentation will provide an overview of the Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (MANRS) initiative and highlight the reasons why it is increasingly important for Networks in Africa to implement the MANRS actions. The presentation will also demo the MANRS Observatory, a new online tool that measures the level of networks’ compliance to MANRS, a key indicator of the state of routing security and resiliency of the Internet.

Finally, the presentation will showcase the MANRS online hands-on training lab and self-paced training materials designed to help train engineers on how to implement the MANRS actions. 


Michuki Mwangi
Michuki Mwangi
Internet Society

Michuki Mwangi is the Regional Development Manager for Africa at the Internet Society where he works in the African Regional Bureau to promote Internet growth and sustainability since 2008.

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