Then you should attend our FAST Ltd & C8
Consulting’s Roundtable which is taking place on the
15th March 2012 in Central London
What is it all
World IPv6 Day took
place on 8th June 2011 and saw leading website players
including Google, Yahoo and Facebook move all of their
functionality to IPv6, the new Internet protocol version of IPv4.
The introduction of IPv6 is great news for a world that has already
begun to run out of space under the current IPv4 protocol. With
IPv6 having the capability to increase the size of an IP address
from 32 to 128 bits, this solution is likely to satisfy our
ever-extending need for IP addresses for the foreseeable future.
Similarly, as IPv6 offers a wider address range this will make
random attacks from hackers less effective in comparison to the
previous IPv4 protocol, as with IPv4 an attacker could isolate any
block of IP addresses and within that would be bound to find
devices assigned to them.
Moving to IPv6
is not as easy as it sounds
While the new protocol
may help you hide from casual attacks, it also creates a whole host
of new opportunities for hackers to take advantage of. Much of the
current network security infrastructure for IPv4 is not compatible
with IPv6 and can sometimes leave a system completely open. As you
purchase new devices and update Operating Systems you will likely
find that IPv6 will be enabled by default. Identifying controls,
security solutions and policies that support IPv6 alongside IPv4 is
essential to maintaining your organisation’s security
With all this in mind,
the introduction of the IPv6 protocol has undoubtedly sparked an
interesting debate, especially where security and compliance are
concerned. At our FAST Ltd and C8 Consulting roundtable we will be
looking to explore what educating bodies should be doing to help
organisations to make sure they learn the new rules of IPv6 and
keep their businesses secure and protected? Should the Government
be responsible for helping organisations by raising awareness of
the switchover? What are the predictions on how the IPv6 adoption
will impact on businesses over the next ten years?
will give you the opportunity to express your views, find out more
from senior-level industry peers and to hear what FAST customers
have to say! In attendance we will have security experts, vendors,
analysts, press and end users.
So just to
Ltd Roundtable discussing how IPv6 will affect
Where: Intellect, Russell Square House, 10-12
Russell Square, London WC1B 5EE
When: 15th March 2012 from 14.30 to 16.30 with
networking, drinks and canapés to close
more information please contact
Paula Elliott on 0118 900 1132 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or if you’re interested in
finding out how your business can benefit more from the FAST
Compliance Programme or our FAST Professional Services then
speak to one of our trusted advisors at FAST Ltd just call us on
0844 815 5742.