This article is the first in a series that will present a picture of the “next generation of computer and networking technology” — of which IPv6 is just one part — and relates it to the challenges that security managers and executives face as they endeavor to increase security capabilities, reduce security costs and establish an acceptable risk picture for their organizations. These articles will discuss technical capabilities planning, technology budgets and timelines, how and about what to collaborate with IT, and explaining all of this to management — no matter what your current starting point is. Stay tuned.
Rodney Thayer is an independent network researcher who focuses on network attack and defense issues as they relate to business infrastructure. Current security research (exploit development) includes product and infrastructure evaluations, and training/lecturing on computer security topics. Mr. Thayer’s background is in engineering, deployment, and evaluation of computer and network security solutions. He has experience in implementing a variety of network protocols and solutions including early IPSec and SSL systems.