SANS WhatWorks in Virtualization Security Summit
Venue: Fairmont Washington DC
|Event Date/Time: Aug 17, 2009||End Date/Time: Aug 21, 2009|
|Early Registration Date: Jul 08, 2009|
Over the past several years, virtualization has become one of the most widely deployed IT tools across the enterprise spectrum â€” from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies. Ranging from sandboxing technologies that address the security issues of a single application to fully virtual infrastructures that treat processing and storage as commodities, virtualization's benefits includes everything from saving space and lowering power consumption to providing redundancy and provisioning capabilities that were unheard of only a few years ago.
But, like any tool, with all of its unquestionable benefits, virtualization brings with it both old and new security issues. The ability to deploy a new machine with the click of a mouse affects asset and license management. The ability to "warehouse" whole machines and store snapshots of past images affects our patch management strategies. As processing power and storage space becomes a commodity, machines now "migrate" throughout the available infrastructure, and our security posture must adapt to the fluidity that virtualization creates.
The SANS Virtualization Security Summit brings together industry leaders to help enterprises realize the enormous benefits of virtualization while addressing the new security challenges that it creates. You'll discuss the latest processes and tools for securing your virtualized systems in open forums designed to bring you together with both industry experts and your peers facing the same day-to-day challenges. Since securing an enterprise doesn't have a "one size fits all" solution, you'll be able to get answers to your organization's individual requirements in detailed Q&A sessions. If you're considering deploying virtualization, or increasing your current deployment, vendor "shoot-outs" provide you with a unique opportunity to ask the hard questions to determine what tools will best fit your organization's requirements. Whether your company is just beginning to use virtualization technologies or if you've had it deployed for years, this SANS Summit is designed to increase your knowledge and awareness of virtualization's security issues and how best to address them in your organization.