Augusta, Ga. – Internet security expert Johannes Ullrich will discuss the security dangers of Internet Protocol version 6 or IPv6, the system that governs all communication across the internet, on Monday, Aug. 20, at 6:30 p.m. in 170 University Hall at Augusta State University.
“Most companies and individuals who have added security have done work to protect against Internet Protocol version 4, they haven’t added protection for IPv6. For instance, most of us use a firewall. If we haven’t taken steps to adjust our firewall rules to take IPv6 into account (it is the rare company or individual who has), then we have not only left our front door unlocked, we have left all of our windows and doors open for any burglar to drive by and notice,” said Joanne Sexton, assistant professor of computer science at ASU.
According to Sexton, Ullirich will provide information about how to protect your computer from the new Internet Protocol.
Ullrich is the dean of research and a faculty member of the SANS Technology Institute. In 2000, he began the DShield.org project, a community-based collaborative firewall log correlation system. His work with the Internet Storm Center has been widely recognized. In 2004, he was named one of the 50 most powerful people in the networking industry by Network World. Secure Computing Magazine named him as one of the Top 5 influential IT security thinkers. Ullrich received his doctoral degree in physics from the University at Albany-State University of New York.
Prior to the presentation, which begins at 7 p.m., will be pizza and networking. This free event is sponsored by ASU’s James M. Hull College of Business and the Greater Augusta Information Systems Security Association.
For more details and to register for the meeting, go to http://augustaissa.eventbrite.com, or call Sexton at Augusta State at 706-737-1560.
About Augusta State University
Augusta State University, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is strategically located in the second largest city in Georgia. Offering 70 programs of study leading to associate, bachelor, master, and specialist degrees, the university successfully blends a strong liberal arts foundation with specialized degree preparation to ensure graduates have the knowledge and skills to succeed in a global environment. With an enrollment of nearly 7,000 diverse students, the university measures its success by the success of its students.