5.1. General Security Concepts
In order to protect data, one has to be aware of the possible threats. People often focus solely on malicious attacks from foreign networks. A comprehensive security concept needs to consider many other aspects. Following is a list of possible points of weakness:
There are many statistics showing that malicious attacks from the outside are only a smaller fraction of all the possible risks. Many threats come from within the internal network and can in many cases be related to human misconduct or faulty administration. Many of these risks cannot be controlled by technical mechanisms. This chapter is not a guide to an overall security concept; it discusses the technology aspects of security with IPv6.