DE-CIXdigital-579553_640 and the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) have announced the development of the study Threat Landscape and Good Practice Guide for Internet Infrastructure. With the help of DE-CIX, ENISA investigated the threat assessment for varying levels of the Internet ecosystem and examined the specific threat exposures for each.

Internet users worldwide rely on network operators to secure their infrastructure against the wide array of threats plaguing the Internet landscape. The study identifies these threats, which include DNS, routing, DoS, DDoS, as well as a list of more generic threats. By analyzing each of these threat groups, ENISA and DE-CIX were able to develop a list of suggested Best Practices to abide by in order to better protect the operators’ critical Internet infrastructure assets.Screen shot 2015-03-04 at 12.56.24 PM

“The Internet can only function properly with the cooperation of many networks interconnecting smoothly,” states Dr. Thomas King, Head of Research & Development at DE-CIX. “And this principle is also true for security in this ecosystem: with this study, we want to initiate improvements in our industry. If every operator takes responsibility for his portion of the Internet, then the entire Internet landscape will become more secure.”

The study is available for download here.

Click here for the full press release announcing the study.