IPv6: Network Layer Protocol

IPv6 is a Network Layer Protocol

But what does Ipv6 mean for IT security. What aspects need critical security measures to insure the NexGen is not hampered by increased threats and vulnerabilities? Security in the Ipv6 model has raised many questions. We will explore the possibilities and the areas to consider as points of vulnerability as the IEFT finalizes standards and practices.

DoD should be the first institution to convert to the new protocol. Directives were issued for active usage within the DoD by 2008. Some testing has been completed but, many products manufacturers have released Ipv6 functionality, but there are relatively no full blown capabilities or networks ready to crawl on to the web.