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NORS -- CSRIC Best Practices Result

CSRIC Best Practices Result

Detailed Information for the Best Practice: 9-8-8040

Number 9-8-8040
Priority Important
Description Mitigate Control Plane Protocol Vulnerabilities: Service Providers and Network Operators should implement architectural designs to mitigate the fundamental vulnerabilities of many control plane protocols (eBGP, DHCP, SS7, DNS, SIP, etc): 1) Know and validate who you are accepting information from, either by link layer controls or higher layer authentication, if the protocol lacks authentication, 2) Filter to only accept/propagate information that is reasonable/expected from that network element/peer.
Network Type(s) Internet/Data
Industry Role(s) Service Provider; Network Operator
Keyword(s) Cyber Security;Network Design;Network Operations;