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Communications and IT

CRA, CMU-Q Issue IPv6 Security Guidelines

02 Jan, 2022 10:00 AMThe PeninsulaIntended Audience
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The Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) and Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) have issued security guidelines for Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6). This aims to provide support to organizations that are currently implementing or planning to implement IPv6 in their networks in the State of Qatar.

The security guidelines show the network configuration commands necessary for IPv6 implementation. It includes diagrams that map each security measure to the role of networking equipment and outlines IPv6 security vulnerabilities and threats and the mitigations techniques for each issue. 

These security guidelines empower networking and information security professionals in the State of Qatar to ensure that they have taken into consideration the relevant security aspects of the IPv6, which is regarded as the next generation internet protocol. This will serve as its backbone for the next several decades, as it provides higher internet security and ensures the readiness for new upcoming next-generation technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT).

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