Designing a Global Internet Measurement Infrastructure
The goal of the GMI project (Designing a Global Measurement Infrastructure to Improve Internet Security, or GMI3S) is to design a new generation of measurement infrastructure for the Internet, which will support collection, curation, archiving, and expanded sharing of data needed to advance critical scientific research on the security, stability, and resilience of Internet infrastructure.
Technical reports, working papers, and published papers produced as a result of GMI3S efforts. Papers are listed in...
BGP2GO provides a graphical interface to explore and compile MRT file information (using the BGP metadata database) to...
We need a way to direct measurement traffic through individual Internet exchange point (IXP) members. Systems install a...
Security of the Internet and its trustworthiness are subject to constant
threats and attacks. Internet infrastructure security
is a high priority for the security research community, but
that community is greatly hindered by a lack of relevant
Our project attempts to improve this situation by
gathering data that can inform the development of longlasting
advances in security.
Our focus is on the Internet as a data transport service, and the vulnerabilities specific to that layer: attacks on the Internet global routing system. Attacks that…
… deflect traffic to bogus destinations
… abuse the Domain Name System
… attacks the Certificate Authorities that underpin identity and authentication on the Internet
… spoof Internet addresses in order to disrupt regions of the Internet with untraceable traffic (Denial of Service attacks)
This design project will enable application of data intensive methods to study the global Internet infrastructure, supporting scientific and engineering advances to navigate current and future Internet-related harms. The project will contribute to a broad range of disciplines that now depend on data about the Internet, including network science, socioeconomic studies, international relations, and political science, and will play a key role in raising the next generation of U.S. leaders in information technology. The resulting capabilities to support data acquisition, curation, and sharing will have an inherent equalizing effect on the research community. Moreover, if successful, this cyberinfrastructure will increase the trustworthiness of the Internet for U.S. citizens and serve as a model for rest of the world.