Reduce virtualization security risks by thinking physical, experts say Many firms have been deploying virtualized...
infrastructure to reduce costs and boost efficiencies, but virtualization security experts say those same firms should reassess their security practices to address any gaps that the technology poses.
Like in the past when physical infrastructure and systems are deployed to meet business needs, security also tends to take a back-seat in many early virtualization deployments, said Dave Shackleford, founder and principal consultant at Atlanta-based Voodoo Security. The good news is the same practices used to defend against attacks on physical systems can be applied to address virtualization security risks, Shackleford said.
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