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NSA IPv6 Security Guidance

  • 1.  NSA IPv6 Security Guidance

    Posted Feb 02, 2023 12:04:00 PM
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    Hi All,

    Federal and Department of Defense networks are moving from legacy IPv4 to IPv6-only. During this transition, IPv4 will continue to be used, and many networks will operate a dual stack (running both IPv4 and IPv6 protocols simultaneously) as an interim solution toward an IPv6-only end state. However, operating a dual-stack increases the operational burden and the attack surface. System owners and administrators should implement cybersecurity mechanisms on both IP protocols to protect the network.

    The network architecture and knowledge of those who configure and manage an IPv6 implementation greatly impact the overall security of the network. As a result, the actual security posture of an IPv6 implementation can vary.

    Michael Roza CPA, CISA, CIA, CC, MBA, Exec MBA