Virtualization for Security
Including Sandboxing, Disaster Recovery, High Availability, Forensic Analysis, and Honeypotting
One of the biggest buzzwords in the IT industry for the past few years, virtualization has matured into a practical requirement for many best-practice business scenarios, becoming an invaluable tool for security professionals at companies of every size. In addition to saving time and other resources, virtualization affords unprecedented means for intrusion and malware detection, prevention, recovery, and analysis. Taking a practical approach in a growing market underserved by books, this hands-on title is the first to combine in one place these most important and sought-after uses of virtualization for enhanced security. Already gaining buzz and traction in actual usage at an impressive rate, Gartner research indicates that virtualization will be the most significant trend in IT infrastructure and operations over the next four years. With this growth in adoption, security is becoming a much more serious concern. This book provides security professionals with the virtualization tools they?ll need to function effectively and efficiently in this game-changing landscape. Tactics include isolating a virtual environment on the desktop for application testing, creating virtualized storage solutions for immediate disaster recovery and high availability across a network, migrating physical systems to virtual systems for analysis, and creating complete virtual systems to entice hackers and expose potential threats to actual production systems.
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John Hoopes, Senior Consultant for Verisign, is a graduate of the University of Utah. John's professional background includes an operational/support role on many diverse platforms, including IBM AS/400, IBM Mainframe (OS/390 and Z-Series), AIX, Solaris, Windows, and Linux. John's security expertise focuses on application testing with an emphasis in reverse engineering and protocol analysis. Before becoming a consultant, John was an application security testing lead for IBM, with responsibilities including secure service deployment, external service delivery, and tool development. John has also been responsible for the training and mentoring of team members in network penetration testing and vulnerability assessment. As a consultant, John has lead the delivery of security engagements for clients in the retail, transportation, telecommunication, and banking sectors.