The essential guide to protecting your virtualized systems
Securing virtual environments is not the same as securing physical environments—the stakes are higher and the process is more complicated. With different architectural models, new attack vectors, and new security controls to implement and tune, virtualization dramatically changes the security playing field.
Discover the best practices for securing your virtualized systems with this detailed guide. Author Dave Shackleford is a well-known security expert who brings you up to speed on the technologies and strategies you should know and shows you how to properly secure virtual environments.
This essential guide includes:
A thorough overview of virtualization security—actual and theoretical threats
Step-by-step processes for securing the three leading hypervisors—VMware vSphere and ESXi, Microsoft Hyper-V®, and Citrix XenServer®
Smart ways to design virtual networks to be more secure from the outset
Effective strategies for integrating new virtual network layers into existing physical infrastructures
Securing virtual machines (VMs), especially against VM-focused attacks
Proper logging and auditing management for virtual environments
Managing change and configuration with new policies and processes that take into consideration virtualization security
Tips and tricks for improving disaster recovery and business continuity
Leveraging Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) for security, as well as considerations for securing Storage Virtualization and Application Virtualization