Accession Number:

ADA595640

Title:

How Secure is the Next-Generation Internet? An Examination of IPv6

Descriptive Note:

General document

Corporate Author:

DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANISATION EDINBURGH (AUSTRALIA) CYBER AND ELECTRONIC WARFARE DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

59.0

Abstract:

The deployment of IPv6-aware networks is expected to increase significantly with the exhaustion of the IPv4 address space. This report informs those involved in the deployment and use of IPv6 networks of the security vulnerabilities associated with the protocol. This includes an examination of existing standards current best-practice from academic research security vulnerabilities possible countermeasures and mitigation strategies to prevent an attacker damaging a network.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Systems Management and Standards

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE