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Datacenter Virtualization from a Security Perspective

  • Wednesday, May 01, 2013 at 1:00 PM EDT (2013-05-01 17:00:00 UTC)
  • Dave Shackleford, Greg Brown


  • Mcafee LLC

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Today's datacenter is changing rapidly. As more organizations implement virtualization and internal/external cloud architectures, the need to properly align and implement security controls is critical. For many reasons, the security platforms and software we've used in the past may not serve us as well. Performance concerns, compatibility issues, and a lack of introspection within virtual environments are major reasons why security tools need to adapt. In addition, moving into public clouds poses a major challenge to most organizations who cannot verify the state of controls in place for cloud-based systems or implement strong controls when needed. In this webcast, we'll discuss new trends and technologies enabling a more secure virtual datacenter, and also look at innovative ways that infrastructure and applications can be monitored and secured in external cloud environments. Register now for this webcast, and be among the first to receive a new SANS Analyst Whitepaper on the subject.

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Speaker Bios

Greg Brown

Greg Brown assumed his current role in 2008, championing value delivery for McAfee's network defense portfolio. Brown joined the McAfee network intrusion prevention product management team in 2006. In that role he sponsored industry leading advances in network security integration with McAfee's systems and risk management product lines. He has more than 15 years experience in the network security and telecommunications industry, working with silicon technology vendors, security software/hardware vendors and service providers. He has provided design consultant services for national IT security infrastructure programs on four continents, and was the principal designer for first time national Internet infrastructure programs in more than 30 countries.

Dave Shackleford

Dave Shackleford, a SANS analyst, instructor, course author, GIAC technical director and member of the board of directors for the SANS Technology Institute, is the founder and principal consultant with Voodoo Security. He has consulted with hundreds of organizations in the areas of security, regulatory compliance, and network architecture and engineering. A VMware vExpert, Dave has extensive experience designing and configuring secure virtualized infrastructures. He previously worked as chief security officer for Configuresoft and CTO for the Center for Internet Security. Dave currently helps lead the Atlanta chapter of the Cloud Security Alliance.

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