Blog Posts Tagged with "Virtualization"

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The Struggle to Secure the New IT

June 16, 2014 Added by:Gretchen Hellman

Securing the New IT can seem daunting. However, by broadening your skillsets and seeking to have impactful conversations with business executives on the importance of security strategies and investments, it doesn’t have to be.

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Crisis Malware Threatens Virtualized Environments

August 24, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

Crisis Malware is an agent used to spy on victims by intercepting communications, and it is able to open a backdoor on the infected host once the user executes a JAR file made to look like an Adobe Flash Installer. The malware has been developed for several OSs, and a Mac version has been isolated...

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BYOD - Challenges of Protecting Data - Part 4

August 07, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los

When it comes down to it, BYOD is only possible if you've got the basics of data-centric security right. You know, protecting the actual data rather than trying to build elaborate structures around the things that work with that data in order to compensate. Let me explain...

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Thirteen Tips to Secure Your Virtual Machine Environment

June 14, 2012 Added by:Brent Huston

Virtual environments are becoming more popular, enabling multiple OS environments and providing disaster recovery solutions. Safeguarding your virtual environment is vital, though it doesn’t have the same issues as a physical environment. Here are a few tips to keep things running smoothly...

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Securing the Virtual Environment: How to Defend Against Attack

June 06, 2012 Added by:Ben Rothke

One of the selling points around virtualization is its perceived added level of security. But virtualization, like any other piece of software can be implemented incorrectly, and itself have flaws. To secure virtualization effectively, one needs to understand how adversaries will attack an environment...

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Securing Your Company Against BYOD-Created Threats

May 14, 2012 Added by:Ashley Furness

The increasing emergence of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies has both good and bad implications. Here are four strategies your company should implement to keep data secure while supporting employees' choice to use their own laptops, smartphones and tablets in the workplace...

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The Patchwork Cloud: Making the Security Case

May 05, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los

When we think about cloud computing we can think of security as getting a bit of a gentle push, or shove in some cases. The way it is built and billed as services instead of individual components, and the increased emphasis on automation - security has a real chance of not being a roadblock...

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VMware Confirms Older Hypervisor Source Code Exposed

April 27, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"Our security team became aware of the public posting of a single file from the VMware ESX source code and the possibility that more files may be posted in the future. The posted code and associated commentary dates to the 2003 to 2004 timeframe..."

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Protecting Data in Use

April 26, 2012 Added by:Simon Heron

The security of data in use is about risk mitigation. However, with the current targeted attacks and the proliferation of zero day threats, the risk level is high. It is necessary that action is taken to implement the required precautions that reduce the risk to an acceptable level...

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Who is Your Machine Talking To?

April 13, 2012 Added by:Patrick Oliver Graf

Network connections that communicate with machine-to-machine (M2M) management platforms are especially prone to attacks, in part because the M2M systems primarily communicate via Wi-Fi networks and 2 or 3G connections...

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The Patchwork Cloud Part 1: An Overview

February 23, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los

Cloud computing isn't a paradigm every organization will follow whole-hog, nor should it be. Public cloud, hybrid cloud, private cloud, these are all terms need to be understood first and have some sort of rational approaches to security and risk management around them...

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The Difficult Life of a Mac in the Mixed Environment

February 02, 2012 Added by:Bozidar Spirovski

We are not abandoning the Mac - it is a great tool and an asset in our little lab. But in the current state of things, it takes a lot of effort and compromise to fully migrate to a Mac platform, especially since a multi-environment knowledge is required...

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Master the Cloud, Montréal - Notes from the Road Part 2

February 01, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los

As clouds pop up, expand and workloads become mobile across virtualization platforms, federation will allow a much easier move from one provider and from one platform to another without having to worry about separate authentication, authorization, and validation efforts...

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Data Loss Prevention Step 4: Prevent Network Cross-Connect

January 11, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los

Preventing network cross-connect used to be simple as making sure your VPN client wasn't able to perform split-tunneling so malware couldn't bounce to your corporate office. If your corporate office is virtual all that stopped mattering...

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Balkanizing the Internet

November 01, 2011 Added by:Gabriel Bassett

The internet is really not one contiguous environment. Instead, due to the nature of service contracts and peering agreements, it's a mesh of interconnected information systems. These information systems are already undergoing a balkanization as we speak...

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Confusing Inconvenience for Enterprise Security

October 21, 2011 Added by:Rafal Los

When a problem that has been ignored for years suddenly causes immense pain, the result is an often a rash reaction that is grounded in fear and 'the need to do something' rather than a sane approach to securing assets, leading mostly to inconvenience and not better security....

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