Inadequate security is endemic to the Internet, and solving this problem will require effective trust and security mechanisms.
One proposed solution is the Internet Society-led Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security, a framework of recommendations based on industry best practices in which member network operators commit to deploying security controls to guarantee incorrect router information does not propagate through their networks.
A second approach is to fortify digital certificate auditing and monitoring via initiatives such as Google's Certificate Transparency project for publicly monitoring and auditing SSL certificates for legitimacy, and the Domain Name System (DNS)-based Authentication of Named Entities protocol.
A third proposal seeks effective malware countermeasures, and one project at the University of Tulsa offers independent testing and review of malware-infected websites and operates a Data Sharing Program in which companies contribute and receive real-time data on Web-based malware.
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