Virtual Security

Kelly Robertson, CEO of 9Proof Americas, spoke on virtual security last night at VMware in Palo Alto during the monthly meeting of the SDForum Cloud Services SIG. He explained a few special security issues that should be considered when using virtualization technology. An issue that struck me, which I had not much thought about previously, was what Robertson called an ephemeral virtual sprawl, which refers to the many virtual machines that get fired up and down and that do not quite fit into the traditional approaches and lines of authority for maintaining security in IT departments. For more detials, see my article summarizing the event.

And check out DJ Cline’s photos of the event: http://www.djcline.com/2010/07/29/july-27-2010-sdf-cloud-virtual-security/.

I'm the Director of Threat Solutions at Shape Security, a top 50 startup defending the world's leading websites and mobile apps against malicious automation. Request our 2017 Credential Spill Report at ShapeSecurity.com to get the big picture of the threats we all face. See my LinkedIn profile at http://www.linkedin.com/in/jamesdowney and follow me on Twitter at http://twitter.com/james_downey.

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