Virtualization changes the playing field when it comes to security. There are new attack vectors, new operational patterns and complexity, changes in the IT architecture and changes in deployment life cycles. Applying technologies, best practices and strategies used for securing physical environments does not provide sufficient protection for virtual environments. Security for Virtualization shows system administrators how to properly secure a virtual environment.
• Fundamentals of Virtualization Security
• Securing Hypervisors
• Designing Virtual Networks for Security
• Advanced Virtual Network Operations
• Virtualization Management and Client Security
• Securing the Virtual Machine
• Logging and Auditing
• Change and Configuration Management
• Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity
• Scripting Tips and Tricks for Automation
• Additional Security Considerations for Virtual Infrastructure
Primary: Security personnel who are tasked with securing virtualization technologies, network and systems administrators who need to understand how to architect, secure and maintain virtualization technologies.
Secondary: Technical auditors and consultants who need to gain a deeper understanding of VMware virtualization from a security and compliance perspective.
Dave Shackleford is Senior Vice President of Research and CTO at IANS and a SANS analyst, instructor, and course author. He has consulted with hundreds of organizations in the areas of security, regulatory compliance and network architecture and engineering. Dave is a VMware vExpert and has extensive experience designing and configuring secure virtualized infrastructures.