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IPv6 Security

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During the live event, Cisco subject matter experts Eric Vyncke and Andrew Yourtchenko will explain the security myths and security issues in the IPv6 protocol. Though IPv6 is only available to 3 percent of Internet users, this number is doubling every 6 to 9 months, and, more important, all host OSes have IPv6 enabled by default. The session will focus mainly on the protocol security itself, though some product features will also be explained. It is expected that the attendees have some knowledge of IPv6 and also of IPv4 network security.


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Please join us on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 9 a.m. PDT San Francisco (UTC -7 hours) for this live, interactive event. This corresponds to noon EDT New York (UTC -4 hours), 5 p.m. London (BST UTC +1), or 6 p.m. Paris (CEST UTC +2).


  • IPv6 security myths: absence of reconnaissance, IPsec everywhere
  • Common security issues between IPv4 and IPv6: IP spoofing, Layer 2 issues, ICMP security policy, fragmentation
  • Specific IPv6 security issues: extension header, dual stacks, tunnels
  • A word on existing security products: firewall, IPS, VPN, and spam
  • Summary


Featured Speakers

Eric Vyncke is a distinguished engineer based in the Brussels office of Cisco. His main current technical focus is security and IPv6. He has designed several secured large IPsec networks and other security-related designs. In his work for the IETF, he coauthored RFC 3585 and 5514 and is active in V6OPS, 6MAN, and OPSEC working groups. His recent works are related to IPv6, including coauthoring a book on IPv6 security; he also authored a book on Layer 2 security. Eric is the current cochair of the Belgian IPv6 Council; is well known for several years to collect statistics about IPv6 deployment. He is also a visiting professor for security topics at the University of Mons. He is an adjunct professor at HEC, the business school of University of Liège, Belgium. He holds a CISSP certification, is a member of ISSA, and speaks frequently at international conferences.

Andrew Yourtchenko, CCIE No.5423 is a Technical Leader at Cisco Systems Network Operating Systems Technology Group, and has been involved in networking since 1995, specializing in the areas of applications and network security. He spent a significant portion of his career at Cisco TAC, driving the resolution of complex technical problems.  He contributes to IETF, and is a frequent speaker at IPv6 conferences. He actively engages with Cisco customers and partners in the areas of IPv6 transition, focusing on the transport and application levels.

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