Hardening the Internet: Final Report and Recommendations by the Council (October 12, 2004)   [open pdf - 121KB]

"Hardening the Internet is a global, not just a national issue. The Internet infrastructure represents a complex interaction of computers, networks, cables, radio waves, processes, and people. Its use is managed by voluntary adherence to common practices promoted by the Internet Architecture Board, the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority, the Internet Engineering and Planning Group, Internet Engineering Steering Group, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, and the Internet Society. No single government or multinational entity could accomplish the task of hardening the entire Internet, nor could one effectively harden its own part of the global Internet. The recommendations in this report regarding best practices adoption and research are applicable globally, and their voluntary adoption is highly encouraged. This report also makes specific policy recommendations for the President to help accelerate near-term and long-term hardening activities."

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