Black Hat Speakers expose Virtualization, OS Security Gaps
LAS VEGAS -- Will infrastructure virtualization sweep away existing switching structures while failing to grant benefits of performance, cost or improved security? Some say yes.
Virtualization "will not save you money, it will cost you more," said Christopher Hoff, chief security architect at Unisys. In addition, "virtualized security can seriously impact performance, resilience and scalability," he said in an impassioned presentation Wednesday at the Black Hat conference.
The next 12 to 18 months will bring an uncomfortable set of circumstances as every vendor rushes to claim it is virtualized, Hoff said in his talk titled "The Four Horsemen of the Virtualization Apocalypse."
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