RENATA is Colombia’s National Academic Network of Advanced Technology. The goal of the project was to implement origin validation for BGP routes in RENATA’s network backbone, which provides interconnection services to SNCTI in Colombia and the rest of the world. Specifically, the project focused on the major exchange points in Bogotá which provides connectivity to the Clara Network and Barranquilla which connects directly to the Internet. The project sought to implement public key infrastructure for Internet resources (RPKI) in participating organizations, using the model for cryptographic validation (Route Origin Authorization) hosted by LACNIC. RENATA embarked on this project –the only one of its kind worldwide– to increase the region’s leadership in BGP security. As a result of this initiative, the executing team accomplished the activation of origin validation in 3 nodes of the RENATA infrastructure. A total of 328 online 69 in-person participants trained on RPKI, resource signing by participating institutions, route hijacking and origin validation in the RENATA infrastructure. The project has become a leading initiative in the LAC region and results have been presented at the IETF Singapore 2017.