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Eric Irvin

The Dangers of Opening Your Mouth

Recently, I attended a security talk on risk management. The theme of the topic was about how “Security Awareness” was ineffective and that we should, in fact, be teaching “Security Training”. During the talk, I found myself growing more and more upset with the theme of the talk. I felt …

May 05, 2011 //

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Where is IPv1, 2, 3,and 5?

While researching IPv6, I decided it would be a good exercise to tell the short, but interesting story about IPv5. Now the Internet Protocol (IP) was not originally designed as a method of managing addresses on networks; it was intended as a technology to split the original network stack with …

February 11, 2011 //

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Security and Threats in an IPv6 World

IPv6 introduces new ways to do old things. These new ways allow us to go from 4,294,967,296 possible bad guys to 340,282,366,920,938,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 bad guys.
How can we secure these threats and protect these networks?

Well to start, the earliest attacks on IPv6 will be just like the old attacks only …

February 10, 2011 //

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Will IPv6 be the End of Security Vendors?

IPv6 is coming and most security vendors are not prepared. Most have spent so much time preparing to be “cloud-ready” or building virtual appliances, that they’ve had their head in the sand about IPv6. Who can blame them? Most of us have avoided even thinking of the eventual shift off …

February 08, 2011 //

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Is IPv6 the only alternative? Where is the band-aid?

Well, the train has left the station, and the last of the IPv4 numbers were given out on Tuesday. The fast track to IPv6 adoption is now open, but why IPv6? It is going to be a tremendous amount of work and a corresponding big pot of money to transition …

February 04, 2011 //

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