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Critical Infrastructure Resilience Institute: Quantifying Interdependencies of the Logical/Physical Internet topologies
Sponsored by:
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)DHS COE Critical Infrastructure Resilience Institute
We seek to quantify the impact of observed outages and evaluate the interdependencies of the logical and physical Internet topologies.

Funding Source: DHS Center of Excellence Critical Infrastructure Resilience Institute (COE CIRI), Grant Award 2015-ST-061-CIRC01, Subaward 077083-16369. Period of performance: July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018.

Project Summary

Co-location (interconnection) infrastructures exist in every major city, supporting thousands of interconnections between networks all over the globe. These infrastructures are well provisioned and managed, but outages are expected, e.g., due to power failures, human errors, attacks, and natural disasters. In this project, we will refine our novel and lightweight methodology for detecting peering infrastructure outages. Our methodology relies on the observation that BGP communities, announced with routing updates, are an excellent source of information allowing us to pinpoint outage locations with high accuracy. Our study promises to provide a unique view of the behavior of the Internet under stress that often goes unreported.

Statement of Work

Task 1: Develop and document method for constructing BGP community dictionary
Deliverable: Dataset: BGP Community DictionarySep 2017done
1.1Construct initial dictionary (data set)Aug 2017done
1.2Contribute data set to IMPACT repositorySep 2017done
1.3Document method for constructing data setSep 2017done
Task 2: Test and evaluate method to detect peering infrastructure outages
Deliverable: Report of methodology for detecting peering infrastructure outagesDec 2017done
2.1Input module: Data preprocessingJul 2017
2.2Monitoring module: outage detectionAug 2017
2.3Outage signal investigationOct 2017
2.4Data plane analysisNov 2017
Task 3: Evaluate the results
Deliverable: Report on implications of results for critical infrastructure resilienceMay 2018
3.1Analyze efficiency and coverageJan 2018
3.2Analyze accuracyFeb 2018
Task 4: Describe implications for critical infrastructure protection
Deliverable: Final ReportJun 2018

End Users Engaged

CAIDA is an active participant in the DHS Information Marketplace for Policy and Analysis of Cyber-risk & Trust (IMPACT) project. We will use IMPACT and the appropriate technical disclosure controls it provides to share privacy-respecting forms of the collected and produced data with vetted users of the IMPACT portal.

Technology Transition Plan

CAIDA embraces open source software licenses as an appropriate channel for technology transfer of results of our research and development efforts to benefit the public and the nation. We will make software tools from this project available with an open source license consistent with university policy.

Acknowledgement of awarding agency's support

This material is based upon work supported by the U. S. Department of Homeland Security under Grant Award Number 2015-ST-061-CIRC01. The views and conclusions contained in this document are those of the authors and should not be interpreted as necessarily representing the official policies, either expressed or implied, of the U. S. Department of Homeland Security.

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