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Saturday, 11 January 2014 00:00

We are pleased to announce our next event, which takes place on January, 23: "The state of IPv6", at Cisco Belgium, Pegasus Park, De Kleetlaan, 6A, 1831 Diegem.

Topic: The next generation Internet with IPv6: deployment status and security considerations

After a slow start and now pushed by the IPv4-address exhaustion hitting several Internet service providers, IPv6 is being actively deployed on the Internet in parallel with IPv4 address sharing (a highly insecure option).

The session will describe the current IPv6 deployment worldwide and in Belgium (our country is the 8th largest IPv6 deployment worldwide as VOO, Belgacom and soon Telenet deploy IPv6). As a security practionner, we all need to understand the security issues related to this new protocol both over the Internet but also in the Data Centers (Windows, Linux, ... all have IPv6 used by default everywhere).

The session will introduce the main concerns and how to mitigate them: from reconnaissance, to extension headers (and the fragmented attacks) as well as firewalls and IPS.

The Schedule:

18.00 – 18.30  Welcome
18.30 – 19.15  •  IPv6 deployment status           Eric Vyncke
19.15 – 19.30  Networking break  
19.30 – 20.30  •  IPv6 security considerations    Eric Vyncke
20.30 – 21.30  Networking drink

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Speaker: Eric Vyncke

Eric Vyncke is a Distinguished Engineer based in the Brussels office of Cisco Systems. His main current technical focus is about security and IPv6. He has designed several secured large IPsec networks and other security related designs.

In his work for the IETF, he co-authored RFC 3585 and 5514 and is active in V6OPS, 6MAN and OPSEC working groups. His recent works are related to IPv6 including co-authoring a book on IPv6 Security; he also authored a book on layer-2 security.

Eric is the current co-chair of the Belgian IPv6 Council. www.vyncke.org/ipv6status 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, member of ISSA and speaks frequently at international conférences.



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