SearchOpenSource: Meditations on a Virtually Secure World

[ Thanks to Jane Walker for this link.

“The availability of EMC’s VMware Workstation and Server
evaluation software has ignited a firestorm of creative and
sometimes unusual solutions to daily tasks and common problems.
Some inspired applications target virtual sandbox environments,
seeking to reduce or eliminate the potential for damage by
unchecked wild malware or to examine malware under tightly
controlled and well-monitored conditions. Other applications help
IT professionals make their cases for migration. Still others let
IT pros evaluate unverified or untested applications without
permanently installing them and risking damage to the host
operating system. What is yet widely unaddressed, however, is how
to define security a virtualized environment, what security means
in the context of a virtualized environment, and where and how best
to implement it…”

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