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Trust Running Low on Virtual Security

Survey finds inadequate budgets and poor hypervisor controls at top of list.

 By Sue Poremba
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Have you implemented separation of duty best practices so that IT personnel responsible for the provisioning of virtual machines and the virtual infrastructure are separate from other admin groups?

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Best practices lagging.

In the rush to virtualization, security isn't keeping pace. A survey by Prism Microsystems found inadequate budgets for security, poor hypervisor controls and low confidence in virtual environment security. The April survey of 300 IT managers, security personnel, auditors and administrators found companies trying to make do when project budgets skimp on security, but also often not following established best practices for securing the virtualization layer.

This article was originally published on Jun 16, 2010
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