Cyber sovereignty is a popular topic of discussion in cyber security and policy circles. We've conducted analysis to demonstrate how China's theory of cyber sovereignty differs from the West down to the infrastructure level.
In the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), prepending is a technique used to de-prioritize a route by artificially increasing the length of the AS_PATH attribute. Unfortunately, as we will report, prepending is frequently employed in an excessive manner such that it renders routes vulnerable to disruption or misdirection. So how many prefixes in the global routing table are excessively prepended? The number might surprise you!