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Virtualization Security Roundup

Posted November 12, 2010    Peter McCalister

There have been some great articles, data, surveys and analyst Virtualization press roundupreports over the last few weeks on virtualization security and I wanted to share and consolidate some of those here.

  • Jon Brodkin of Network World on how “most virtualized workloads are being deployed insecurely” but they don’t have to be. He speaks to hypervisor vulnerabilities and the need for security to play a larger role in the early planning stages.
  • An update from eWeek on the latest PCI compliance rules around virtualization, which has been clarified that servers holding regulated data can be virtualized so long as all the virtual machines on each physical machine serve the same function (ie web server, database, etc.)

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How To Implement The Australian Signals Directorate’s Top 4 Strategies

Posted October 20, 2014    Morey Haber

The Australian Signals Directorate (ASD), also known as the Defence Signals Directorate, has developed a list of strategies to mitigate targeted cyber intrusions. The recommended strategies were developed through ASD’s extensive experience in operational cyber security, including responding to serious security intrusions and performing vulnerability assessments and penetration testing for Australian government agencies. These recommendations…

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Exploiting MS14-059 because sometimes XSS is fun, sometimes…

Posted October 17, 2014    BeyondTrust Research Team

This October, Microsoft has provided a security update for System.Web.Mvc.dll which addresses a ‘Security Feature Bypass’. The vulnerability itself is in ASP.NET MVC technology and given its wide adoption we thought we would take a closer look. Referring to the bulletin we can glean a few useful pieces of information: “A cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability exists…

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Four Best Practices for Passing Privileged Account Audits

Posted October 16, 2014    Chris Burd

Like most IT organizations, your team may periodically face the “dreaded” task of being audited. Your process for delegating privileged access to desktops, servers, and infrastructure devices is a massive target for the auditor’s microscope. An audit’s findings can have significant implications on technology and business strategy, so it’s critical to make sure you’re prepared…

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