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May 4, 2010

New Security for Virtualization, Cloud Computing

Nicole Hemsoth

Virtualization has allowed for the dynamic sharing of vast computational power but it is also led to enormous secrurit concerns, particularly in terms of hypervisor attacks. Until relatively recently, the hypevisor remained a prime point to attack systems in a multitenant environment and posed some degree of risk for those managing workloads in the cloud. To counter these risks and to better help ease fears about the cloud, there have been new waves of software and techniques to protect and isolate the hypervisor, including HyperSafe, which was developed at North Carolina State University.

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