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Want to Help Guide the Future of the MANRS Routing Security Initiative?

Would you like to help guide the future of the Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (MANRS) initiative? As the MANRS community continues to develop new efforts to make the routing layer of the Internet more secure (ex. the equipment vendor program), would you like to help lead the work?

The MANRS community is seeking volunteers for its new Steering Committee. The committee will lead the community as it evolves its governance model.  The committee will have seven volunteer positions with different term lengths.

The Call for Nominations is open now and will continue until 28 October 2021, 23:59 UTC.

Anyone is eligible to serve on the Steering Committee, including current members of the MANRS Advisory Group. Prospective candidates from MANRS participants may nominate themselves, while candidates from other companies or organizations are welcome to apply but must be nominated by a MANRS participant.

MANRS participants will vote in an online election from 3-5 November 2021.

As explained in a blog post, the MANRS initiative has been administered and funded by the Internet Society since 2014. Over the past few years, the community involved with MANRS has been exploring ways to lead the initiative toward self-governance, establishing a MANRS Community Charter outlining a plan forward. Creating this Steering Committee is part of that next evolution of the initiative. That post also provides more background and the responsibilities of the Steering Committee members.

If you would like to volunteer to take a leading role in an initiative that’s important to the resilience and security of one of the critical components of the Internet infrastructure, please fill in the nomination form before 28 October 2021. You can also nominate other people.

P.S. The MANRS initiative is holding two MANRS Community Meetings on Wednesday, 20 October 2021, where they will be discussing technical MANRS topics as well as this new Steering Committee. This online event is open to the public.

Session 1: Wednesday, 20 October 2021 from 08:00-09:30 UTC
Session 2: Wednesday, 20 October 2021 from 15:00-16:30 UTC
Register here: manrs.org/manrs-community-meeting

By Dan York, Author and Speaker on Internet technologies - and on staff of Internet Society

Dan is the Director, Online Content, for the Internet Society but opinions posted on CircleID are his own. View more of Dan’s writing and audio here.

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