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CanSecWest: Security Masters Dojo Vancouver

Pentesting and Securing IPv6 Networks

Register for March 4-5 Course

Marc "van Hauser" Heuse


This workshop shows you how to perform penetration testing on IPv6 networks locally and remote - in theory and hands-on. Learn first hand from the developer of the tools and techniques that are specific for IPv6. Additionally, security in deploying IPv6 is teached from network design to firewall, router and system configuration hardening.

Today IPv6 is available on every desktop and every server, as all operating systems support IPv6. Most ISPs have started to make IPv6 available and in several continents you dont get additional IPv4 addresses unless you have an IPv6 rollout started.

This training explains the IPv6 issues, concentrating on the security vulnerabilities inherent in the protocol as well as configuration issues and implementation problems. All so far known vulnerabilities are presented and students will be able to try them out themselves with supplied tools on the test network.

Then - switching sides - it is explained how to secure IPv6 systems (Windows, Solaris, Linux) and especially large networks including routing and how to solve the difficult firewalling questions which arise with IPv6. New advances like SEND, new DHCP6 developments etc. are included.

The ratio of hacking vs. securing is 2:1.

Trainees will not only receive the current unpublished version of the thc-ipv6 protocol attack suite (which has more functionality than the public release) but also receive direct development source code access for the future.

Student Prerequisite:

Trainees must have basic knowledge in Linux, TCP/IP, penetration testing and IT security - the more the better.

Hardware/Software Requirements

Trainees should have a Laptop with Linux (2.6 kernel) installed (either direct boot or virtual server) and arrive with an Ethernet cable to be able to participate in the hands-on sessions. Using Backtrack in the newest release is recommended.

PREREQUISITE WARNING Each class has prerequisites for software loads and a laptop is mandatory. These individual class guides will list material the students are expected have knowledge about coming in and software tools that need to be pre-installed before attending so you get the maximum benefit from the focused intermediate or advanced level course. Please pay particular attention to the prerequisites, as the material listed there will not be reviewed in the courses, and will be necessary to get the maximum benefit out of these educational programs.


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