IPv6

Secure and Affordable 2-factor authentication: Yubikey

In the DoD there is a strong requirement for 2-factor authentication in the network.  For systems and workstations they use a successful implementation with Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and a DoD common access card (CAC) which has a client certificate.  The user has a PIN; therefore, 2-factor.   Nothing like this exists for network devices (routers, …

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2012 US Government IPv6 Mandate: The Day of Reckoning

Well, today is the day, or the last day I should say.  At midnight tonight, the US Government will have shut the books on yet another Fiscal Year.  Although, it’s not finances that has the technology industry glued to government tech news; it’s IPv6 adoption.  By the end of FY 2012, the entire US Government …

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Cisco IPv6 IOS Hardening – DoD Style

***Updated on 14 May 2014 – regarding NET-IPv6-022, See below*** Thousands of network engineers in the DoD out there looking at implementing IPv6 now have to address a few Security and Technical Implementation Guidance (STIG) items that they used to just annotate as “Not Applicable – NA.”  Now, IPv6 security is important.  If you are …

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Why 802.1x is Not Enough: How to Implement SeND – Part 2

Last month I presented the case as to why 802.1x authentication is not enough for local network (wired or wireless) security (go back here to read).  In this post I will present an alternative: IPv6 Secure Neighbor Discovery (SeND).  If you have an IPv6 enterprise, small IPv6 deployment, or a little IPv6 lab then pay …

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Why 802.1x is Not Enough: Use IPv6 SeND – Part 1

There’s been much debate in the IPv6 community regarding the abysmal support or IPv6 Secure Neighbour Discovery (SeND).  To get you up to speed on what IPv6 Secure Neighbour Discovery is think IPv6 + 802.1x-like + ARP security + PKI environment.  Later in this blog I’ll show you how to set up an IPv6 SeND …

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SDN, Open Flow and Cisco ONE: A First Look

Software Defined Networking (SDN) is the new buzzword in IT today.  It has become synonymous with things like cloud, cyber security, CDN, and yes even IPv6.  The curious thing is that they are all inter-related.  Open Flow, which is a specification of the Open Network Foundation, has defined this new phenomenon as something that, “enables …

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US Government IPv6 Enablement – 4-month Status Check

Well, it is now roughly four months until the U.S. Federal Government is supposed to have its publicly-facing network services enabled for IPv6 by 30 September 2012 according to the White House directive in 2010.  More specifically: Upgrade public/external facing servers and services (e.g. web, email, DNS, ISP services, etc) to operationally use native IPv6 …

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Facebook is IPv6-enabled now – without a whitelist

UPDATE 22 May 2012 It looks as though Facebook is now 100% IPv6-enabled, without white-list filtering!  See the dig below: The Updated Dig mylaptop:~$ dig @8.8.8.8 AAAA www.facebook.com ; <<>> DiG 9.8.1-P1 <<>> @8.8.8.8 AAAA www.facebook.com ; (1 server found) ;; global options: +cmd ;; Got answer: ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 36329 …

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