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Quick preview of security sessions at VMworld 2010

VMworld 2010 is almost upon us. We have a lot to talk about on the security front, as we begin the process of “building in” security into virtualization and cloud infrastructures, and embark on the journey to secure private and hybrid clouds.


The keynotes from Paul and Steve are always insightful – this year, in addition, there is a bit to talk about in the area of security, so do tune in!


I have a couple of sessions:

SE8389 – Architectural Overview of Virtualization Security for the Private Cloud


SE8520 – Panel Discussion – Private Cloud – Virtualization Security and Compliance, Meeting PCI Standards


I will be hosting three familiar experts in the virtualization and cloud security space:

Bret Hartman, CTO RSA/EMC EMC fellow

Christopher Hoff, Director of Cloud & Virtualization Solutions, Cisco (and blogger extraordinaire!)

Neil MacDonald, VP & Fellow, Gartner


So, this should be an insightful session. Come prepared with your questions – we’ll keep this interactive.


We have also lined up several sessions on security:.

SE7811 – VMware View Security Architecture and Best Practices

SE7813 – vShield Edge & Application Protection – Architecture and Use cases

SE7835 – Securing your Cloud

SE8206 – Security Hardening Guidelines for vSphere

SE8378 – Compliance-Ready Virtual Infrastructure, Addressing PCI Security Standard for Virtualized Deployments

SE8421 – Hypervisor-based antivirus and endpoint security

SE8640 – How does Intel® Trusted Execution Technology address Cloud Computing security issues at hardware platform level


So, do visit us. And we do appreciate your ongoing feedback, as we chart a new course here.