CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK AND THREAT MODEL FOR A SECURE IPV6 DEPLOYMENT

Authors

  • A. Mat Taib Universiti Teknologi MARA Perlis, 02600 Arau, Perlis
  • W. N. A. Wan Ali Universiti Teknologi MARA Perlis, 02600 Arau, Perlis
  • A. Rosli Universiti Teknologi MARA Perlis, 02600 Arau, Perlis

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4314/jfas.v10i2s.67

Keywords:

IPv6 deployment, secure transition, threat model, conceptual framework

Abstract

Among the IPv6 security concerns nowadays are securing the IPv6 deployment and preventing the present IPv4 network from being attacked via IPv6 traffic and vice versa. Since deploying IPv6 may involve the coexistence of both Internet Protocols, unavoidably, this coexistence scenario exposes the enterprise network to the threats and vulnerabilities of IPv4 as well as IPv6. Handling these security issues is vital to ensure a secure IPv6 deployment. Thus this paper addresses the problems by presenting a conceptual framework and IPv6 threat model to determine risk that can help network administrators to proceed with IPv6 deployment with some awareness of potential security attacks. The conceptual framework was tested via case study observation in the pilot project and some basic security measures were tested via experimentation which proved that threats are possible and can be countered by using the recommended security mechanisms.

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Published

2018-05-30

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Research Articles