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Virtualization Security

Author : Dave Shackleford
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Securing virtual environments for VMware, Citrix, and Microsoft hypervisors Virtualization changes the playing field when it comes to security. There are new attack vectors, new operational patterns and complexity, and changes in IT architecture and deployment life cycles. What's more, the technologies, best practices, and strategies used for securing physical environments do not provide sufficient protection for virtual environments. This book includes step-by-step configurations for the security controls that come with the three leading hypervisor--VMware vSphere and ESXi, Microsoft Hyper-V on Windows Server 2008, and Citrix XenServer. Includes strategy for securely implementing network policies and integrating virtual networks into the existing physical infrastructure Discusses vSphere and Hyper-V native virtual switches as well as the Cisco Nexus 1000v and Open vSwitch switches Offers effective practices for securing virtual machines without creating additional operational overhead for administrators Contains methods for integrating virtualization into existing workflows and creating new policies and processes for change and configuration management so that virtualization can help make these critical operations processes more effective This must-have resource offers tips and tricks for improving disaster recovery and business continuity, security-specific scripts, and examples of how Virtual Desktop Infrastructure benefits security.

Guide to Security for Full Virtualization Technologies

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Virtualization for Security

Author : John Hoopes
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One of the biggest buzzwords in the IT industry for the past few years, virtualization has matured into a practical requirement for many best-practice business scenarios, becoming an invaluable tool for security professionals at companies of every size. In addition to saving time and other resources, virtualization affords unprecedented means for intrusion and malware detection, prevention, recovery, and analysis. Taking a practical approach in a growing market underserved by books, this hands-on title is the first to combine in one place the most important and sought-after uses of virtualization for enhanced security, including sandboxing, disaster recovery and high availability, forensic analysis, and honeypotting. Already gaining buzz and traction in actual usage at an impressive rate, Gartner research indicates that virtualization will be the most significant trend in IT infrastructure and operations over the next four years. A recent report by IT research firm IDC predicts the virtualization services market will grow from $5.5 billion in 2006 to $11.7 billion in 2011. With this growth in adoption, becoming increasingly common even for small and midsize businesses, security is becoming a much more serious concern, both in terms of how to secure virtualization and how virtualization can serve critical security objectives. Titles exist and are on the way to fill the need for securing virtualization, but security professionals do not yet have a book outlining the many security applications of virtualization that will become increasingly important in their job requirements. This book is the first to fill that need, covering tactics such as isolating a virtual environment on the desktop for application testing, creating virtualized storage solutions for immediate disaster recovery and high availability across a network, migrating physical systems to virtual systems for analysis, and creating complete virtual systems to entice hackers and expose potential threats to actual production systems. About the Technologies A sandbox is an isolated environment created to run and test applications that might be a security risk. Recovering a compromised system is as easy as restarting the virtual machine to revert to the point before failure. Employing virtualization on actual production systems, rather than just test environments, yields similar benefits for disaster recovery and high availability. While traditional disaster recovery methods require time-consuming reinstallation of the operating system and applications before restoring data, backing up to a virtual machine makes the recovery process much easier, faster, and efficient. The virtual machine can be restored to same physical machine or an entirely different machine if the original machine has experienced irreparable hardware failure. Decreased downtime translates into higher availability of the system and increased productivity in the enterprise. Virtualization has been used for years in the field of forensic analysis, but new tools, techniques, and automation capabilities are making it an increasingly important tool. By means of virtualization, an investigator can create an exact working copy of a physical computer on another machine, including hidden or encrypted partitions, without altering any data, allowing complete access for analysis. The investigator can also take a live ?snapshot? to review or freeze the target computer at any point in time, before an attacker has a chance to cover his tracks or inflict further damage.

Virtualization Security

Author : EC-Council
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The DISASTER RECOVERY/VIRTUALIZATION SECURITY SERIES is comprised of two books that are designed to fortify disaster recovery preparation and virtualization technology knowledge of information security students, system administrators, systems engineers, enterprise system architects, and any IT professional who is concerned about the integrity of their network infrastructure. Topics include disaster recovery planning, risk control policies and countermeasures, disaster recovery tools and services, and virtualization principles. The series when used in its entirety helps prepare readers to take and succeed on the E|CDR and E|CVT, Disaster Recovery and Virtualization Technology certification exam from EC-Council. The EC-Council Certified Disaster Recovery and Virtualization Technology professional will have a better understanding of how to set up disaster recovery plans using traditional and virtual technologies to ensure business continuity in the event of a disaster. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Informationweek

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VMware vSphere and Virtual Infrastructure Security

Author : Edward Haletky
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Complete Hands-On Help for Securing VMware vSphere and Virtual Infrastructure by Edward Haletky, Author of the Best Selling Book on VMware, VMware ESX Server in the Enterprise As VMware has become increasingly ubiquitous in the enterprise, IT professionals have become increasingly concerned about securing it. Now, for the first time, leading VMware expert Edward Haletky brings together comprehensive guidance for identifying and mitigating virtualization-related security threats on all VMware platforms, including the new cloud computing platform, vSphere. This book reflects the same hands-on approach that made Haletky’s VMware ESX Server in the Enterprise so popular with working professionals. Haletky doesn’t just reveal where you might be vulnerable; he tells you exactly what to do and how to reconfigure your infrastructure to address the problem. VMware vSphere and Virtual Infrastructure Security begins by reviewing basic server vulnerabilities and explaining how security differs on VMware virtual servers and related products. Next, Haletky drills deep into the key components of a VMware installation, identifying both real and theoretical exploits, and introducing effective countermeasures. Coverage includes • Viewing virtualization from the attacker’s perspective, and understanding the new security problems it can introduce • Discovering which security threats the vmkernel does (and doesn’t) address • Learning how VMsafe enables third-party security tools to access the vmkernel API • Understanding the security implications of VMI, paravirtualization, and VMware Tools • Securing virtualized storage: authentication, disk encryption, virtual storage networks, isolation, and more • Protecting clustered virtual environments that use VMware High Availability, Dynamic Resource Scheduling, Fault Tolerance, vMotion, and Storage vMotion • Securing the deployment and management of virtual machines across the network • Mitigating risks associated with backup, performance management, and other day-to-day operations • Using multiple security zones and other advanced virtual network techniques • Securing Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) • Auditing virtual infrastructure, and conducting forensic investigations after a possible breach informit.com/ph www.Astroarch.com

Business Week

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Hacking Exposed Virtualization Cloud Computing

Author : Christofer Hoff
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Secure virtual environments using the proven Hacking Exposed methodology In Hacking Exposed Virtualization & Cloud Computing, leading virtualization security experts show you how to implement bulletproof virtualization security the battle-tested Hacking Exposed way. Learn how to defend against the sneakiest attacks by looking at your virtual infrastructure and hosts through the eyes of the intruder. This cutting-edge guide reveals, step-by-step, how hackers target exposed systems and gain access. All device-specific and network-centered security issues are covered alongside real-world examples, in-depth case studies, and detailed countermeasures. The authors reveal how to prevent tomorrow’s catastrophe by learning how new flaws are discovered and abused by cyber-criminals. Plus, the book and companion website include Virtual Infrastructure API references with command syntax, security evaluation templates, and vital security tools. Hacking Exposed Virtualization & Cloud Computing Covers the major vendors and technologies, including Xen, Microsoft, Cisco, and VMware Provides detailed explanations, best practices, and real-world examples to help organizations of all sizes create and secure a virtualized datacenter Is written by virtualization security experts and prominent international speakers, including Christofer Hoff of www.rationalsurvivability.com/blog Comprehensive, expert coverage: Enterprise Virtualization & Cloud Computing; Virtualization & Cloud Computing Defined; Hypervisor/Virtual Machine Monitor Architecture; CPU Virtualization Extensions; Network and Storage Virtualization Architecture; Owning the Virtualized Enterprise; CPU & Chipsets; VMM/Hypervisor/Host; VMs/Guest; Control & Management Planes & APIs; Compromising the Cloud; Owning the Cloud for Fun and Profit; Infrastructure; Metastructure; Infostructure

CIO

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A resource for information executives, the online version of CIO offers executive programs, research centers, general discussion forums, online information technology links, and reports on information technology issues.

Improving the Storage Manageability Flexibility and Security in Virtual Machine Systems

Author : Xin Zhao
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Software Networks

Author : Guy Pujolle
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Software Networks describe new concepts for the Internets next generation. This architecture is based on virtual networking using Cloud and datacenter facilities. The main problems to be dealt with are the placement of virtual resources for opening a new network on the fly, and the urbanization of virtual resources implemented on physical network equipment. The digital architecture also deals with mechanisms capable of automatically controlling the placement of all virtual resources within the physical network. This book describes how to create and delete virtual networks on the fly. Indeed, the system is able to create any new network with any kind of virtual resource (e.g. switches, routers, LSRs, optical paths, firewalls, SIP-based servers, devices, servers, access points, etc.). Software Networks shows how this architecture is compatible with new advances in SDN (Software Defined Networking), new high-speed transport protocols such as TRILL (Transparent Interconnection of Lots of Links) and LISP (Locator/Identifier Separation Protocol), NGN, IMS, new generation Wi-Fi, and 4G/5G networks. Finally, the author introduces Clouds of security and the virtualization of secure elements (smartcards) that could certainly transform how to secure the Internet. For this second edition, the author addresses in five new chapters the importance of open source software for networks, mobile edge computing, fog networking, tactile internet – a network environment allowing remote access, and security – the use of Cloud of security, secure elements and the emergence of the blockchain.

Securing the Virtual Environment Included DVD

Author : Davi Ottenheimer
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A step-by-step guide to identifying and defending against attacks on the virtual environment As more and more data is moved into virtual environments the need to secure them becomes increasingly important. Useful for service providers as well as enterprise and small business IT professionals the book offers a broad look across virtualization used in various industries as well as a narrow view of vulnerabilities unique to virtual environments. A companion DVD is included with recipes and testing scripts. Examines the difference in a virtual model versus traditional computing models and the appropriate technology and procedures to defend it from attack Dissects and exposes attacks targeted at the virtual environment and the steps necessary for defense Covers information security in virtual environments: building a virtual attack lab, finding leaks, getting a side-channel, denying or compromising services, abusing the hypervisor, forcing an interception, and spreading infestations Accompanying DVD includes hands-on examples and code This how-to guide arms IT managers, vendors, and architects of virtual environments with the tools they need to protect against common threats.

Cloud Computing

Author : Kris Jamsa
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Explains what cloud computing is and how this new technology is being used to make lives easier.

Guide to Security for Full Virtualization Technologies

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Campus Technology

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Windows Server 2008 Hyper V Resource Kit

Author : Robert Larson
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In-depth and comprehensive, this official RESOURCE KIT delivers the information you need to plan, implement, and manage a virtualized enterprise infrastructure. Covers R2 features. You get authoritative technical guidance from those who know the technology best—leading industry experts and the Windows® Virtualization Team—along with sample scripts, job aids, and other essential resources. Get expert advice on how to: Manage the project visioning phase—scope, risks, budget Design Hyper-V server infrastructure and components Apply the steps and tools that streamline installation Configure single or multiple Hyper-V servers Plan a server workload consolidation strategy Use console-based tools to manage central and remote operations Minimize downtime when migrating from Microsoft® Virtual Server to Hyper-V Apply security best practices Implement business continuity and recovery plans Monitor health and tune performance CD features: Library of Windows PowerShell scripts for automating Hyper-V management tasks Understanding Microsoft Virtualization Solutions From Desktop to Datacenter eBook Job aids and links to useful virtualization-related resources and tools Fully searchable eBook of this guide A Note Regarding the CD or DVD The print version of this book ships with a CD or DVD. For those customers purchasing one of the digital formats in which this book is available, we are pleased to offer the CD/DVD content as a free download via OReilly Medias Digital Distribution services. To download this content, please visit OReillys web site, search for the title of this book to find its catalog page, and click on the link below the cover image (Examples, Companion Content, or Practice Files). Note that while we provide as much of the media content as we are able via free download, we are sometimes limited by licensing restrictions. Please direct any questions or concerns to [email protected]

CompTIA Cloud Certification Study Guide Exam CV0 001

Author : Nate Stammer
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The best fully integrated study system available for the CompTIA Cloud+ Certification exam With hundreds of practice questions, CompTIA Cloud+ Certification Study Guide covers what you need to know—and shows you how to prepare—for this challenging exam. McGraw-Hill Professional is a Gold-Level CompTIA Authorized Partner offering Authorized CompTIA Approved Quality Content to give you the competitive edge on exam day. 100% complete coverage of all official objectives for exam CV0-001 Exam Watch notes call attention to information about, and potential pitfalls in, the exam Exam at Work notes provide real-world examples of cloud computing technologies in the workplace today Two-Minute Drills for quick review at the end of each chapter Simulated exam questions match the format, tone, topics, and difficulty of the real exam Covers all the exam topics, including: Cloud Computing Concepts, Models, and Terminology * Disk Storage Systems * Storage Networking * Network Infrastructure * Virtualization Components * Virtualization and the Cloud * Network Management * Performance Tuning * Systems Management * Testing and Troubleshooting * Security in the Cloud * Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Electronic content includes: Complete MasterExam practice testing engine, featuring: -One practice exam -Detailed answers with explanations -Score Report performance assessment tool Bonus downloadable MasterExam practice exam with free online registration

CCSP Certified Cloud Security Professional All in One Exam Guide

Author : Daniel Carter
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This self-study guide delivers 100% coverage of all topics on the new CCSP exam This highly effective test preparation guide covers all six domains within the CCSP Body of Knowledge, as established both by CSA and the (ISC)2. The book offers clear explanations of every subject on the brand-new CCSP exam and features accurate practice questions and real-world examples. Written by a respected computer security expert, CCSP Certified Cloud Security Professional All-in-One Exam Guide is both a powerful study tool and a valuable reference that will serve you long after the test. To aid in self-study, each chapter includes exam tips that highlight key information, a summary that serves as a quick review of salient points, and practice questions that allow you to test your comprehension. “Notes,” “Tips,” and “Cautions” throughout provide insight and call out potentially harmful situations. · Practice questions match the tone, content, and format of those on the actual exam · Electronic content includes 300+ downloadable practice questions (PC-compatible) · Written by an experienced technical writer and computer security expert

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Virtualization with Xen tm Including XenEnterprise XenServer and XenExpress

Author : David E. Williams
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For system administrators and IT managers looking to harness the power of XenSource?s open-source Xen? hypervisor for ?bare metal? server virtualization!