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Fernando Gont

Bio:Fernando Gont is a security researcher and consultant at SI6 Networks (

Gont has worked on a number of projects for the UK National Infrastructure Security Co-ordination Centre (NISCC) and the UK Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) in the field of communications protocols security. As part of his work for these organizations, he has written a series of documents with recommendations for network engineers and implementers of the TCP/IP protocol suite, and has performed the first thorough security assessment of the IPv6 protocol suite.

Gont is currently working as a security consultant and researcher for SI6 Networks, leading IPv6 standardization activities in the area of IPv6 security, and working on IPv6 vulnerability research. As part of his work, he is active in several working groups of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), and has published a number of IETF RFCs (Request For Comments) and Internet-Drafts. Additionally, he has produced the SI6 Network’s IPv6 toolkit ( a free software, portable, and comprehensive IPv6 toolkit for security assessment and trouble-shooting of IPv6 networks and implementations.

Gont has been a speaker at a number of conferences and technical meetings about information security, operating systems, and Internet engineering, including: CanSecWest 2005, Midnight Sun Vulnerability and Security Workshop/Retreat 2005, FIRST Technical Colloquium 2005, Kernel Conference Australia 2009, DEEPSEC 2009, HACK.LU 09, HACK.LU 2011, DEEPSEC 2011, LACSEC 2012, Hackito Ergo Sum 2012, and Hack In Paris 2012.

More information about Fernando Gont is available at his personal web site:

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IPv6 Hacking Crash Course


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The IPv6 protocol suite was designed to accommodate the present and future growth of the Internet, by providing a much larger address space than that of its IPv4 counterpart, and is expected to be the successor of the original IPv4 protocol suite. The imminent exhaustion of the IPv4 address space has resulted in the deployment of IPv6 in a number of production environments, with many other organizations planning to deploy IPv6 in the short or near term.

There are a number of factors that make the IPv6 protocol suite interesting from a security standpoint. Firstly, being a new technology, technical personnel has much less confidence with the IPv6 protocols than with their IPv4 counterpart, and thus it is more likely that the security implications of the protocols be overlooked when the protocols are deployed. Secondly, IPv6 implementations are much less mature than their IPv4 counterparts, and thus it is very likely that a number of vulnerabilities will be discovered in them before their robustness matches that of the existing IPv4 implementations. Thirdly, security products such as firewalls and NIDS’s (Network Intrusion Detection Systems) usually have less support for the IPv6 protocols than for their IPv4 counterparts. Fourthly, the security implications of IPv6 transition/co-existence technologies on existing IPv4 networks are usually overlooked, potentially enabling attackers to leverage these technologies to circumvent IPv4 security measures in unexpected ways.

The imminent global deployment of IPv6 has created a global need for security professionals with expertise in the field of IPv6 security, such that the aforementioned security issues can be mitigated.

IPv6 Hacking Crash Course provides a full-day intense IPv6 hacking experience, focusing on hands-on IPv6 hacking exercises. The training is carried out by Fernando Gont, a world-renowned IPv6 security expert.