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Cisco & BT – UK IPv6 Council Event

The UK IPv6 Council held a partnership event with Cisco and BT on 23rd January in London.

The aim of the event was to further raise awareness of IPv6 with the wider enterprise community and to hear from industry leaders and peers on the status of IPv6 deployments.

The meeting was held at De Vere Holborn Bars on the north-side of Holborn, next to Chancery Lane underground station and close to Covent Garden.

For more details of the event, please see

The following slide decks are available from the meeting:

  • IPv6 Council Status update (Veronika McKillop, UK IPv6 Council) [slides]
  • IPv6 for Enterprise (Nick Heatley, BT) [slides]
  • JP Morgan IPv6 Business Case (Steve Youell, JP Morgan) [slides]
  • Microsoft Journey to IPv6 (Veronika McKillop, Microsoft) [slides]
  • IPv6 Security Fundamentals (David Holder, Erion) [slides]
  • IPv6 Enterprise Survey (Steve Youell, JP Morgan) [slides]

IPv6 Council Annual Meeting, Dec 2017

The UK IPv6 Council held its Annual Meeting on 5 December, 2017.

BT kindly hosted us at the BT Centre in London, and provided excellent refreshments. Over 100 people attended the meeting.

The agenda covered a broad spectrum of topics and speakers:

09:30 – 10:00 – Arrivals and registration (tea and coffee)

10:00 – 10:15 – Welcome and UK IPv6 Council Status update (Veronika McKillop, President of UK IPv6 Council) [slides] [video]

10:15 – 11:15 – UK ISP and Content Provider Updates

BT and EE (Neil McRae, Nick Heatley) [slides], Andrews and Arnold (Adrian Kennard) [slides], and the BBC (Andrew Hutson, Craig Taylor) [slides] [combined video]

11:15 – 11:25 – Jim Bound Awards [slides] [video]

11:25 – 11:45 – The Importance of IPv6 for 5G (Prof Mischa Dohler, King’s College London) [slides] [video]

11:45 – 12:30 – Better IPv6 Operational Outcomes through Network Design (Ed Horley, Groupware Technology) [slides] [video]

12:30 – 13:30 – Lunch

13:30 – 14:15 – IPv6 @ FB: From the NIC to the Edge (Mikel Jimenez, Facebook) [slides] [video]

14:15 – 14:45 – IPv6 Multihoming from the IETF perspective (Eric Vyncke, Cisco) [slides] [video]

14:45 – 15:15 – IPv6 Deployment at Cosmote Greece (Georgios Manousakis, Cosmote) [slides] [video]

15:15 – 15:45 – Tea and coffee break

15:45 – 16:15 – Why is IPv6 Security so hard? (Enno Rey, ERNW) [slides] [video]

16:15 – 16:30 – Experience from delivering IPv6 training courses and the usual “blockers” of IPv6 deployment (Dr. David Holder, Erion)

16:30 – 17:00 – Discussion with the audience about challenges to deploying IPv6 in small business and enterprises environments (Dr. David Holder, Veronika McKillop) [slides] [video]

17:00 – 17:15 – Closing


IPv6 Security Workshop, Jul 2017

Our IPv6 Security workshop was held on Wednesday 12th July 2017.

BT kindly offered their BT Centre venue in London for the workshop, and provided refreshments. Over 120 people attended, enjoying the presentations, networking opportunities and vibrant discussion.



10:00 – 10:30 – Arrivals and Registrations

Morning session – Setting the scene

10:30 – 10:40 – Opening session [video]

10:40 – 11:00 – Keynote (Dave Harcourt, Chief Security Advisor, BT) – [slides] [video]

11:00 – 11:30 – Keynote: Practical Security Architecture Design (Chief Security Architect, NCSC) – [slides]

11:30 – 12:30 – IPv6 Security Fundamentals (Dr. David Holder, Erion) – [slides] [video]

12:30 – 13:30 – Lunch break

Afternoon session 1 – IPv6 security in practice

13:30 – 14:45 – Practical IPv6 Security tools (Fernando Gont, SI6 Networks) – [slides] [video part 1]

14:45 – 15:00 – IETF IPv6 Security update (Tim Chown, Jisc; Fernando Gont, SI6 Networks) – [slides] [video part 2]

15:00 – 15:30 – Afternoon break

Afternoon session 2 – Lessons learned

15:30 – 15:50 – Stories from the end of thousands of IRC IPv6 connections (Russ Garrett, IRCCloud) – [slides] [video]

15:50 – 16:10 – The routing challenges of IPv6 DoS mitigation (David Freedman, Claranet) – [slides] [video]

16:10 – 16:30 – IPv6 first hop security in cloud environments (David Freedman, Claranet) – [slides] [video]

16:30 – 17:00 – Q&A discussion [video]

17:00 – Close

Neil McRae

David Holder

Fernando Gont

David Freedman


IPv6 Security Workshop – call for speakers

The UK IPv6 Council Security Workshop will take place on 12 July 2017 at the BT Centre, 81 Newgate Street, London EC1A 7AJ.

Attendance will be free of charge. BT have kindly provided the venue and refreshments. We encourage you to reserve the date now; registration will open in due course.

We have some speakers lined up, but the Council is also seeking offers of presentations, panels, and/or lightning talks.

We are looking for content covering IPv6 security engineering and operations, including but not limited to:

Security analysis of IPv6 protocols
IPv6 deployment best security practices
Securing dual-stack deployments
Comparison of IPv4 and IPv6 threat landscapes
IPv6 security tools or test suites
Guidance for IPv6 software implementors
IPv6 and DDoS
IPv6 IoT architectures
First-hop IPv6 security
Network management
Research areas in IPv6 security

Content should be largely non-commercial, and product marketing talks are strongly discouraged. Repeated audience feedback shows that the most successful talks focus on operational experience, research results or case studies. For example, presenters wishing to describe a commercial solution should focus on the underlying technology and not attempt a product demonstration.

If you are interested, please email your proposal to by Friday 28th April.