Are you ready to launch IPv6 securely?

I'm not suggesting that the time is now for everyone to start their migration from IPv4, but what I am saying is that the time is certainly long overdue for everyone to be investigating how that migration can be made in a timely and secure fashion. For too long people have been happy to have their heads buried neck deep, ignoring the arrival of IPv6, courtesy of the 'lack of security' comfort zone.

Although the IP address sky has yet to fall, despite media Chicken Little claims that it has been doing just that for ten years or more, the fact is addresses are running out and at some point the move to IPv6 will be necessary.

Davey Winder

Davey is a three-decade veteran technology journalist specialising in cybersecurity and privacy matters and has been a Contributing Editor at PC Pro magazine since the first issue was published in 1994. He's also a Senior Contributor at Forbes, and co-founder of the Forbes Straight Talking Cyber video project that won the ‘Most Educational Content’ category at the 2021 European Cybersecurity Blogger Awards.

Davey has also picked up many other awards over the years, including the Security Serious ‘Cyber Writer of the Year’ title in 2020. As well as being the only three-time winner of the BT Security Journalist of the Year award (2006, 2008, 2010) Davey was also named BT Technology Journalist of the Year in 1996 for a forward-looking feature in PC Pro Magazine called ‘Threats to the Internet.’ In 2011 he was honoured with the Enigma Award for a lifetime contribution to IT security journalism which, thankfully, didn’t end his ongoing contributions - or his life for that matter.

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