Almost two years after ‘IPv6 day’ in 2011, security professionals cannot confidently manage security threats posed by the replacement to IPv4, according to the SANS Institute's Internet Storm Centre.
For a quick refresher, IPv6, which “launched” in June last year, is the proposed replacement to IPv4. The protocol with 4 billion address has already reached exhaustion in many regions across the world and IPv6 promises to solve this by offering 340 trillion trillion trillion addresses.
Despite a successful launch in June 2012 and an ultimate need to move to something bigger, hands on experience with the new internet protocol remains limited. That’s having a detrimental impact on the people charged with securing today’s networks, SANS Institute 'Internet Storm Centre' trainer Johannes Ullrich tells CSO Australia.
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