Protecting BGP Message Communication from Man-In-The-Middle using AIS

We would like to invite you to the next research seminar of the Creative Technology Research Centre that will be delivered by Hayder Mammood.

 Title: Protecting BGP Message Communication from Man-In-The-Middle using AIS

Time: 2:00PM-3:00PM

Date: Wednesday 9th April 2014

Room: P302 (Poole House, Talbot Campus)


The internet consist number of Autonomous Systems (ASes). Each AS consists of many routers. The main protocol that facilitates the communications between designated routers in different ASes is Border Gateway Protocol (BGP). BGP evolved to version four (the currently used one); this evolution made BGP scalable to handle the growing traffic of the internet. However, BGP is still lacking the appropriate security to protect against intrusions. Successful security breaches range from communication disruption up to losing the integrity of sensitive routing information or receiving falsified routing information.

In this seminar the application of Artificial Immune Systems (AIS) to protect communication of BGP messages is discussed. The focus of the discussion will be around protection against intruders such as Man-In-The-Middle (MITM) attack. An algorithm has been developed and tested in a simulation environment. The results show successful isolation of malicious routers. 


We hope to see you there, 

Dr. David John