RSA Says Virtualization Involves Security Risks, Rewards
Security and virtualization can be a challenge, but a report says managing the challenge well reaps additional rewards.
The news adds to the warnings concerning security in modern businesses. Earlier this year, RSA, the security division of EMC, issued a report on hyper-extended enterprises, warning that the traditional walls of the business were being breached by complex supply chains, new mobile devices, and other factors.
Today's warnings are also about change.
The report provided specific recommendations for enterprise IT managers eager to improve security and visibility in their virtualization deployments. For example, the report recommended that IT managers insure their virtualization applications and platforms are hardened against attacks by, among other things, removing unneeded components from virtual machines. "Hardening checklists for virtualization platforms are available from several sources," the report said.
The report said that organizations must be able to track changes and have a change management framework. Technology, such as Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) systems, play a key role in tracking people and helping people decipher logs.
But technology is not enough, Bret Hartman, CTO of RSA, said in an e-mail to InternetNews.com. Read the rest at InternetNews.com.