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Server virtualization: Threats and countermeasures

Virtualization has quickly evolved from IT novelty to become a fact of life, deployed in nearly every enterprise worldwide. But just like IP networks in the 1990s, virtualized servers have been designed without regard to security. If you manage Windows or Unix servers in a virtualized environment, you need to understand the threats and vulnerabilities posed by virtualization to make sound decisions. In this hour-long webcast, we'll take you behind the scenes in virtualization security research so you can see what challenges the next several years will bring. We'll discuss:

  • Five new threats faced by virtualized enterprise applications, including guest-hopping attacks and attacks on virtual machine migration.
  • Techniques you can use to mitigate virtualization risks.
  • The hype and the reality of virtualized malware.


Thomas Ptacek Founder, Matasano Security Thomas Ptacek boasts more 10 years of product development and security research experience prior to founding consultancy Matasano Security. Thomas has owned technical operations at Chicago's most popular ISP, authored Insertion, Evasion, and Denial of Service, a landmark paper which broke every shipping intrusion detection product on the market, and at Arbor Networks led the development of a security product deployed on the backbone of virtually every tier-one ISP worldwide.
Jun 25, 2008, 12:00 EDT (16:00 GMT)

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