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Don Gray | July 08, 2011
For years now, anyone involved with IT infrastructure and especially networking has been hearing about, perhaps contemplating, and maybe even preparing for the ever-delayed, but inevitable transition to IPv6. I personally have been sounding the alarm about the IPv6 transition for at least the past five years because I believe it presents an opportunity for a resetting of the information security landscape -- and I don't mean for the better. Here are five reasons I believe the transition to IPv6 will jeopardize security.
1) It will be harder to think about networks and routing
We are moving from a human-comprehensible system to a machine-comprehensible system. Studies have shown humans can retain approximately seven objects in short-term memory. I believe these and other human factors are going to severely limit the ability for us to visualize, and communicate our own networks without the use of tools. This will cause... read more >
Tags: security, IPv6