First Detailed Public Map of U.S. Internet Backbone Could Make It Stronger

Tim Maurer, head of research at the Cyber Security Initiative of the Washington, D.C.-based think tank the New America Foundation, says the new map is valuable. Internet policy is becoming more important to society, but much is not understood about how the network operates. “A lot of discussions in Washington take place in a vacuum of empirical data,” he says. “I see this paper as part of a broader push to have more transparency around Internet policy issues that can inform a broader debate.” Read more at Technology Review.

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Tim Maurer was the Director of the Global Cybersecurity Norms and Resilience Project and Head of Research of New America’s Cybersecurity Initiative.