In this podcast recorded at Infosecurity Europe 2015, Wolfgang Kandek, CTO at Qualys, talks about the benefits, challenges and security implications of virtualization.
The newest version (v4.5.1) of popular hypervisor Xen has been released last week, and includes a bucketload of improvements and bug-fixes, including nearly 20 security fixes.
At Infosecurity Europe 2015 Intel Security and VMware announced an integrated solution that leverages a Software-Defined Data Centre approach and the VMware NSX network virtualisation platform to automate the distribution and enforcement of Intel Security’s McAfee Network Security Platform (NSP), providing Intelligent Intrusion Prevention services (IPS) for the protection of east-west traffic within the data centre.
CrowdStrike researchers have recently discovered a security vulnerability in the virtual floppy drive code used by many computer virtualization platforms, which could be exploited by attackers to escape the confines of the virtual machine and to gain code-execution access to the underlying host machine, other VMs running on that host, and potentially to the the host’s local network and neighbouring systems.
Waratek was named the “Most Innovative Company at RSA Conference 2015” as part of the 10th annual Innovation Sandbox Contest.
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