Security in IPv6

advanced level / technicians

The course is an upgrade from IPv6 basics with a detailed presentation of aspects and specifics of providing security in IPv6 networks. It includes an overview of security threats, basic concepts of providing security as well as IPv6 protocol security services, mechanisms for providing security with traffic routing and with mobility support. The practical part of the course includes a test of use and operations of IPv6 protocol security mechanisms on network equipment.


  • Basic concepts of security provisioning
  • Types of security threats
  • Comparison of IPv4 and IPv6 operation: addressing, optional headers, optional fields, fragmentation
  • ICMPv4 and ICMPv6 security considerations
  • ARP and ND security considerations
  • Automatic address assignment: DHCPv4, DHCPv6, stateless autoconfiguration
  • Security mechanisms in IPv6
  • Security mechanisms in routing protocols: RIPng, OSPFv3, ISIS, MP-BGP
  • Security in multicast: MLD, PIM-SM, PIM SSM
  • Security in mobile IPv6
  • Configuration of security mechanisms on a router and a firewall

Target group

  • R&D specialists
  • Network designers & integrators
  • Network/system administrators & operators
  • Professional services & consultants


After completing the course you will:

  • have advanced knowledge about security threats in IPv6
  • understand and demonstrate basic principles of securing the network
  • understand security services and features of IPv6
  • configure security mechanisms of IPv6 on network equipment
Status:Closing date exceeded
Duration:1 day
Tutor:Dušan Mulac, Roman Kotnik, Janez Sterle, Luka Koršič
Location: Fakulteta za elektrotehniko
Tržaška 25
1000 Ljubljana
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Status: Closing date exceeded