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Fernando Gont specializes in the field of communications protocols security, working for private and governmental organizations from around the world.

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. Additionally, he is a member of the Centro de Estudios de Informatica (CEDI) at Universidad Tecnológica Nacional/Facultad Regional Haedo (UTN/FRH) of Argentina, where he works in the field of Internet engineering. As part of his work for these organizations, he is active in several working groups of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), and has published 30 IETF RFCs (Request For Comments) and more than a dozen IETF Internet-Drafts. Gont has also developed the SI6 Network's IPv6 Toolkit -- a portable and comprehensive security asessment toolkit for the IPv6 protocol suite, and the IoT-toolkit -- a security assessment toolkit for IoT devices. Both of these projects are available on his Github page.

Gont runs the IPv6 Hackers and the IoT Hackers mailing-lists, and 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 2011, DEEPSEC 2011, LACSEC 2012, Hackito Ergo Sum 2012, Hack In Paris 2013, German IPv6 Kongress 2014, H2HC 2017, and Troopers 2018. Additionally, he is a regular attendee of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) meetings.

More information about Fernando Gont is available at his personal web site: www.gont.com.ar .

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