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Archives for February, 2011


Cisco Announces SecureX and Embraces Context-Aware Security

by Neil MacDonald  |  February 17, 2011  |  Comments Off

I’m here at the RSA conference in San Francisco this week and attended the keynote yesterday afternoon given by Tom Gillis of Cisco. Although full details of the new SecureX architecture weren’t given, context-awareness was the lead message. I’ve been talking about the need for context-aware and adaptive security for quite a while. In this [...]

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NIST Publishes Its Virtualization Security Guidelines

by Neil MacDonald  |  February 10, 2011  |  Comments Off

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, and Citrix as well as guidelines from the Defense Information Security Agency in the form of STIGs. NIST adds to this collective knowledge and expands [...]

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