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Upcoming USTelecom Webinar on IPv6 Security Myths

I’m very happy to announce that I’ll be giving a talk next week that doesn’t require me to get on a plane! On Thursday, 16 April at 1300 EDT I’ll be teaming up with USTelecom for a webinar: Security in an IPv6 World: Myth & Reality Now that IPv6 is being actively deployed around the […]

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Talking IPv6 Security and BCOP at Americas Interconnection Summit

Today I’m headed off to San Diego and the first ever Americas Interconnection Summit, put on by Open-IX. This open, neutral event is targeted at all Internet participants interested in interconnection, including Internet Service Providers, Content Providers and Content Delivery Networks, Data Center and Internet Exchange Operators, and related network hardware and software suppliers. The […]

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IPv6 Security Myth #10: Deploying IPv6 is Too Risky

After a quick break to catch our breath (and read all those IPv6 Security Resources), it’s now time to look at our tenth and final IPv6 Security Myth. In many ways this myth is the most important myth to bust. Let’s take a look at why: Myth: Deploying IPv6 Makes My Network Less Secure Reality: […]

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IPv6 Security Myth #9: There Aren’t Any IPv6 Security Resources

We are approaching the end of this 10 part series on the most common IPv6 security myths. Now it’s time to turn our eyes away from security risks to focus a bit more on security resources. Today’s myth is actually one of the most harmful to those who hold it. If you believe that there […]

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IPv6 Security Myth #8: It Supports IPv6

Most of our IPv6 Security Myths are general notions, often passed on unwittingly between colleagues, friends, conference attendees, and others. Today’s myth is one that most often comes specifically from your vendors or suppliers. Whether it’s a hardware manufacturer, software developer, or Internet Service Provider (ISP), this myth is all about trust, but verify. Myth: […]

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IPv6 Security Myth #7: 96 More Bits, No Magic

This week’s myth is interesting because if we weren’t talking security it wouldn’t be a myth. Say what? The phrase “96 more bits, no magic” is basically a way of saying that IPv6 is just like IPv4, with longer addresses. From a pure routing and switching perspective, this is quite accurate. OSPF, IS-IS, and BGP […]

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IPv6 Security Myth #1: I’m Not Running IPv6 so I Don’t Have to Worry

Now that IPv6 is being actively deployed around the world, security is more and more a growing concern. Unfortunately, there are still a large number of myths that plague the IPv6 security world. These are things that people state as fact but simply aren’t true. While traveling the world, talking to the people who’ve already […]

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