Securing the Virtual Environment (Paperback)

How to Defend the Enterprise Against Attack [With DVD]

By Davi Ottenheimer, Matthew Wallace

John Wiley & Sons, 9781118155486, 425pp.

Publication Date: May 8, 2012

List Price: 49.99*
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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.

About the Author

Davi Ottenheimer is president of flyingpenguin and a security/compliance consultant to VMware. He was previously responsible for security at Barclays Global Investors and at Yahoo! He also has helped secure Cisco, U.S. DoD, IBM, Intel, State Farm, and the University of California. Matthew Wallace is a solutions architect at VMware and was the founding engineer of Exodus Communications' Managed Security Services.