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Virtualization, Containers and Other Sandboxing Techniques Should be on Your Radar Screen

by Neil Macdonald  |  March 16, 2013

  The idea of “sandboxing” potentially malicious content and applications isn’t new but interest in this type of approach on Windows desktops is growing. Further, the increasing variety of virtualization...

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Virtual Firewalls or Physical? Wrong Question.

by Neil Macdonald  |  November 5, 2012

I still see people getting bogged down in rather meaningless arguments as to whether or not firewalls will be virtualized. They will (and, in fact, are). The bigger trend is...

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Five Myths and Realities of Virtualization Security

by Neil Macdonald  |  September 6, 2012

I’ve been researching the intersection of virtualization and security since 2007 and find myself continually running into these myths pertaining to virtualization and security: 1) Myth: Physical is better than...

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Getting Ready for Gartner’s 2012 Infrastructure & Operations and Information Security Summits

by Neil Macdonald  |  May 21, 2012

I’ve been absent from my typical blogging routine getting my material finalized for two Gartner upcoming US-based summits in June 2012. The first is Gartner’s Infrastructure and Operations Management Summit...

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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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US Symposium Summary from a Security Perspective

by Neil Macdonald  |  October 24, 2011

Last week I attended Gartner’s US Symposium conference in Orlando. With 8,000+ attendees (25% of which were CIOs) and at least 1,000 more analysts, vendors and support staff, you can...

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It’s Time for Security to Ascend

by Neil Macdonald  |  August 24, 2011

As I research into the future of adaptive security infrastructure, I am convinced that the future of information security lies in software, not hardware. If you think about it for...

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Real-world Systematic Workload Reprovisioning

by Neil Macdonald  |  June 23, 2011

I’m here at the Gartner Information Security summit on the fourth and final day. We had a record number of attendees – at least 1700 by my estimate. Attendees have...

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Don’t Trust Your Servers

by Neil Macdonald  |  June 17, 2011

One of the toughest problems in information security is addressing advanced intrusions that have bypassed traditional security controls and now reside undetected on enterprise systems. With financially motivated attacks and...

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Improving Security by Killing Server and Desktop Workloads

by Neil Macdonald  |  June 16, 2011

It sounds counterintuitive, but today’s advanced threat environment requires new approaches to the ongoing security and management of server and desktop workloads. The trouble with Advanced Persistent Threats is that,...

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