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Security Observations from Gartner’s Data Center Summit

by Neil Macdonald  |  December 9, 2011

I’m just back from Gartner’s US 2011 Data Center Summit held this week in Las Vegas. In my previous post, I talked about information security vendor’s concerns on the potential...

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NIST Publishes Its Virtualization Security Guidelines

by Neil Macdonald  |  February 10, 2011

Last week, the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) published its final virtualization security guidelines. There are already guidelines available from the Center for Internet Security, VMware, Microsoft,...

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Yes, Hypervisors Are Vulnerable.

by Neil Macdonald  |  January 26, 2011

In one of my first posts as a blogger nearly 2 years ago, I discussed the potential for disaster if a compromise in the virtualization platform (hypervisor/VMM) occurred. Last year...

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Securing Private Clouds Requires Changes to Information Security Infrastructure

by Neil Macdonald  |  December 1, 2010

As organizations virtualize their data centers, information security has had to evolve to support this. The same will be true as data centers evolve to private clouds – security must...

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Another Hypervisor Hack

by Neil Macdonald  |  March 14, 2010

Stuck at the airport after two consecutive JetBlue flight cancellations (and hoping the third isn’t cancelled as well), I ran across this recent article on a publicly documented and confirmed...

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A Downside to Hyper-V

by Neil Macdonald  |  February 11, 2010

In my post yesterday on MS10-015, I discussed a troublesome kernel-level vulnerability that affects most versions of Windows. Most of you will remember that Hyper-V’s parent partition is based on...

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VMware Launches vSphere (and Security Makes the Keynote)

by Neil Macdonald  |  April 22, 2009

On Tuesday April 22, VMware formally launched the next major release of its virtualization platform. The code has been released to manufacturing and will become generally available during this quarter....

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Security No-brainer #3: Root of Trust Measurements for Hypervisors

by Neil Macdonald  |  April 18, 2009

During the course of my blogging activities, this is the third time I’ve talked about something the security industry should do that I believe is so obvious that I called...

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Securing Hyper-V

by Neil Macdonald  |  March 2, 2009

Last week, Microsoft released its beta guidelines for securing Hyper-V. Prescriptive guidance is an important first step for securely deploying any virtualization solution. As many of you know, Hyper-V is...

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Hypervisor Attacks in the Real World

by Neil Macdonald  |  February 20, 2009

In a previous post, I discussed that many people I talk with about virtualization and security are skeptical that the threat against hypervisors and virtual machine monitors is real. They...

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