Chapter 67

Protecting Virtual Infrastructure

Edward G. Amoroso     TAG Cyber LLC, United States

Abstract

The concept of virtualization is shown to provide a means for securing computing and networking systems and infrastructure. Attention is required to secure the hypervisor for data center and wide area network applications. Virtual cybersecurity techniques include the use of containers and the segmentation of enterprises. Trends in security virtualization are outlined.

Keywords

Container; Hypervisor; Open source software; Proprietary software; Security threat; Segmentation; Virtualization

1. Virtualization in Computing

The concept of virtualization in computing arose from the ability of one operating system (OS) to execute another OS as an application. ...

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