Overview and Quick Facts
The NTP Security Project, or "NTPsec", is an open source project that is security hardening and updating the widely used reference implementation of the Network Time Protocol.
NTP is how the Internet keeps correct time, which is critically important for cybersecurity, and is necessary for finance, cloud computing, media streaming, data storage, email, calendaring, and for keeping the clock on most personal computers set correctly.
NTP was invented by one of the original creators of the internet itself, Dr. David L. Mills, now Professor Emeritus at the University of Delaware. Dr. Mills was also the original architect of the original reference implementation, now called "NTP Classic", that the NTP Security Project is updating.
Development of NTPsec is currently being funded by the Linux Foundation’s Core Infrastructure Initiative, which was formed in the wake of the "Heartbleed Bug".
Press Articles and Reports
Information Week: Linux Foundation Funds NTP (http://www.informationweek.com/cloud/infrastructure-as-a-service/linux-foundation-funds-ntps-father-time/d/d-id/1321775)
ZD Net: Saving NTP (http://www.zdnet.com/article/saving-time-the-funding-of-ntp)
Center for Trustworthy Scientific Cyberinfrastructure, Year Three Report, Section 4.11 - Network Time Protocol (https://scholarworks.iu.edu/dspace/bitstream/handle/2022/20401/CTSC%20Year%203%20Report_v3ASC.pdf)
For more information, contacts are:
Project Manager pro-tem
NTP Security Project