- Instituto de Computación (IDECOM) de la Facultad de Ingeniería de la Universidad Nacional de San Juan
- Academic Sector
The general objective of the project is to analyze the properties of blockchain and its specific application in the assignment and delegation of resources of the Internet infrastructure, as well as in the security of external BGP routing against Route Hijacking or similar attacks.
To carry out a route hijacking attack, no vulnerability or protocol flaw is exploited, but rather the fact that the BGP architecture is based on mutual trust is exploited. For this reason, these attacks are as old as the protocol itself, and today these failures continue to occur and the best strategy to provide routing security on the Internet continues to be investigated.
Current solutions such as RPKI are generating risks due to the centralization of critical information in the RIRs promoted by current management models. This work seeks to implement a model with a tamper-proof decentralized infrastructure (based on blockchain), where thanks to the deployment of a decentralized application (intelligent contract) it is possible to provide security in the allocation of Internet resources, and the subsequent use of that stored information to provide security to the BGP protocol.