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Effective Anti-malware in Virtualized Environments

  • Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 1:00 PM EDT (2014-05-15 17:00:00 UTC)
  • Jeremiah Cornelius, Maxim Weinstein, John Pescatore


  • Sophos Inc.

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According to industry analysts, the virtualization tipping point has been passed where more server workloads are being deployed on virtualized platforms than on traditional physical servers. This has many benefits for increasing business flexibility and reducing IT operations costs, but presents challenges to traditional approaches to information security. In particular, agent-based approaches to security have proven to be inefficient when applied to virtualized environments due to resource consumption and scalability issues.

To address this problem, VMware has built an infrastructure that allows third party security vendors to leverage the hypervisor for more efficient malware protection.

Join John Pescatore, SANS Director of Emerging Security Trends, Jeremiah Cornelius, Security Architect at VMware and Maxim Weinstein, Senior Product Specialist at Sophos for a SANS Ask the Experts webinar that will provide information and guidance on new approaches to detecting and blocking advanced malware in virtualized environments.

Speaker Bios

John Pescatore

Prior to joining Gartner, John was a Senior Consultant for two years with Trusted Information Systems, a Technology Manager with GTE for eleven years and a Security Engineer with the U.S. Secret Service for four years. John received his B.S., Electrical Engineering, from the University of Connecticut and is a NSA-certified Cryptologic Engineer.

Maxim Weinstein

Maxim Weinstein is a technologist and educator with a passion for information security. He works at Sophos, blogs for Dark Reading, and serves on the board of StopBadware, a nonprofit anti-malware organization he previously led. Maxim lives near Boston and has an unhealthy love of dessert. Follow him on Twitter @maximweinstein.

Jeremiah Cornelius

Jeremiah Cornelius has been active in information security since 1995, with the rise of the Internet. He serves as the Security Architect for VMware's Global Strategic Alliance organization, where he develops strategic relationships to address the security use cases and threat models for virtualization and cloud infrastructure. Jeremiah was previously an executive security advisor, engaged with CSO's in Silicon Valley and managed the gathering and mitigation of threat information.

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