This week featured special guest Joe Klein, CEO of Disrupt6 and cybersecurity researcher of 30+ years. We talked all things IPv6 and the Internet of Things – with the aim of highlighting the differences between IPv4 and IPv6, the importance of making the transition, and the pros and cons of utilizing the the technologies which comprise the new era of the internet.

Cyber Frontiers is all about Exploring Cyber security, Big Data, and the Technologies Shaping the Future Through an Academic Perspective!   Christian Johnson, a student at the University of Maryland will bring fresh and relevant topics to the show based on the current work he does.  Never on a schedule, but always up to date!

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Why go IPv6?

— NAT Keep-Alive is eliminated: Carrier Grade NAT – A Look at the Tradeoffs until web services and carriers move to IPv6

— IPv6 vs. IPv4 speed – IPv6 is faster. Latency decreased, and we keep from creating 26 new power plants along the way! (show reference)

—Simplified programming model and network transport. Also reduces power consumption on many devices, especially mobile devices.

–Data center simplification, makes data center mapping and planning easier.

IPv6 adoption:

IPv6 World Launch – June 6, 2012 —

IPv6 Adoption Hiccups:

Many others exist but have not been publicly announced or noticed. Microsoft is an example:


IPv6 Global IP address assignment based on region:

Challenge with IPv6 adoption: Security Executive and Security Engineer attitude:

IPv6 Security Issues:

RFC 1918 –


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