Cyber kill-chain disruption with hypervisor memory introspection

  • Webcast Aired Wednesday, 17 Oct 2018 10:30AM EST (17 Oct 2018 14:30 UTC)
  • Speakers: Kurt Roemer, Ramaswamy Chandramouli, Andrei Florescu

Virtualization has disrupted traditional computing infrastructures to become a fundamental component of the modern datacenter, and consequently, cloud computing platforms. The rapid rate of adoption has been fueled by operational efficiencies and simplified management models, at scale. From a security perspective, x86 virtualization leverages a new level of privilege within the software stack which is higher than the guest VMs -'the hypervisor level.

In this webinar, we explore the untapped security potential of modern virtualization platforms by discussing Virtual Machine Introspection concepts, security capabilities, existing projects and implementations in hypervisor platforms such as open-source Xen and KVM, and how they satisfy NIST recommendations published under SP-800-125A - \Security Recommendations for Hypervisor Deployment '.