Dutch National Cyber Security Centre joins in funding NLnet Labs' RPKI toolset development

Published: Tue 18 December 2018
Last updated: Thu 20 June 2024

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) of the Netherlands has pledged to participate in funding the development of the RPKI toolset by NLnet Labs.

The NCSC is the central information hub and centre of expertise for cyber security in the Netherlands. The NCSC's mission is to contribute to enhancing the resilience of Dutch society in the digital domain, and thus to create a secure, open and stable information society.

We are proud that the NCSC is supporting our efforts to make Internet routing more resilient and secure. The mitigation of Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) hijacking is paramount to ensuring the availability of networks, as well as preventing data redirection and interception.

The NCSC is the third organisation to invest in this project, following Brazilian registry NIC.br and the RIPE NCC Community Projects Fund. With their support, we are able to invest the resources needed to develop, test and release a high quality toolset, comparable to our other projects such as NSD and Unbound.

With community support like this, our non-profit foundation is able to continue and strengthen its long-term mission to invest in research and development, Internet architecture and governance, as well as stability and security in the area of DNS and inter-domain routing.

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