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November 2013 Vol. 15 / No. 9

Time for a closer look at software security

Virtualization and cloud computing have advanced rapidly despite overarching security concerns. Industry guru and provocateur Chris Hoff predicted a bumpy ride, and some of the vendor and technology fallout, as virtualization deployments spun up -- and lowered costs for some companies -- but security lagged behind. After two years of research and "solid hands-on collaborative work with networking, security and audit practitioners and managers" at enterprises and service providers worldwide, Hoff delivered a landmark presentation on the issues surrounding virtualization security at the Black Hat conference in 2008 that caught people's attention. Five years later, we are thrilled that he is the author of our November cover story, "Virtualization Security Dynamics Get Old," and catching us up on the past, present, and perhaps most importantly, future of virtualization, cloud computing and security. Many of the problems he initially outlined remain, but progress is being made, writes Hoff: "Recently,  the impact of cloud computing ...

Features in this issue

  • Virtualization security dynamics get old

    by  Chris Hoff

    Companies have embraced virtualization and cloud computing, but security is still bolted-on. Here's what needs to change.

  • Beyond the Page: Virtual security

    by  Christofer Hoff

    In the November 2013 Beyond the Page on virtual security, Chris Hoff examines the challenges infosec pros face in finding the right security strategy for their enterprise network.

  • Eliminating black hat bargains

    by  Robert Lemos

    Enterprises cannot always keep attackers out of their networks. Instead, defense-in-depth strategies aim to raise the cost to black hats -- in terms of time and money.

Columns in this issue

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