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Quick Post of a Virtualization Security Presentation: “Virtualization and the End of Network Security As We Know It…”

"Virtualization and the End of Network Security As We Know It…
The feel good hit of the summer!"

Ye olde blog gets pinged quite a lot with searches and search engine redirects for folks looking for basic virtualization and virtualized security information. 

I had to drum up a basic high-level virtualization security presentation for the ISSA Charlotte Metro gathering back in April and I thought I may as well post it.

It’s in .PDF format.  If you want it in .PPT or Keynote, let me know, I’ll be glad to send it to you.  If it’s useful or you need some explanation regarding the visual slides, please get back to me and I’ll be more than glad to address anything you want.  I had 45 minutes to highlight how folks were and might deal with "securing virtualization by virtualizing security."

Yes, some of it is an ad for the company I used to work for who specializes in virtualized security service layers (Crossbeam) but I’m sure you can see how it is relevant in the preso.  You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll copy/paste the text and declare your own brilliance.  Here’s the summary slide so those of you who haven’t downloaded this yet will know the sheer genius you will be missing if you don’t:


At any rate, it’s not earth shattering but does a decent job at the high level of indicating some of the elements regarding virtualized security. I apologize for the individual animation slide page build-ups.  I’ll re-upload without them when I can get around to it. (Ed: Done.  I also uploaded the correct version 😉

Here’s the PDF.


(As of 11pm EST — 5.5 hours later 1:45pm EST the next day, you lot have downloaded this over 150 380 times.  Since there are no comments, it’s either the biggest piece of crap I’ve ever produced or you are all just so awe stricken you are unable to type.  Newby, you are not allowed to respond to this rhetorical question…)

  1. August 21st, 2007 at 06:14 | #1

    I was laughing too hard to type?
    Seriously, though, it was great, and the best part was the "floor wax / dessert topping" slide.

  2. August 21st, 2007 at 06:35 | #2

    Thank you. My life's work is now validated 😉
    By the way, you should do a security and virtualization BSOFH!

  3. Arthur
    August 21st, 2007 at 11:45 | #3

    I wouldn't go so far as awe stricken, but it is a really good presentation. It certainly followed all _my_ thoughts on how to do this, so it must be brilliant 🙂

  4. August 21st, 2007 at 12:12 | #4

    Thanks to both of you; it's obviously not meant to be some in-depth uber-treatise on virtualization, but for 20 minutes work, it did the trick…
    I think I might work on refining it for self-presentation as opposed to assuming someone is presenting it (add notes, and whatnot)
    Thanks, Art…

  5. August 21st, 2007 at 14:29 | #5

    I thought it was an excellent presentation and one of the best I have come across relating to this topic.
    I particularly enjoyed the picture that accompanied the "Today’s Risk Model of Today is Kaput!" slide. My nose is still stinging form the cola I snorted through it while laughing at it.

  6. August 26th, 2007 at 18:12 | #6

    Good stuff. And quite timely too.
    Now, about that .PPT … 😉

  7. August 26th, 2007 at 19:29 | #7

    email me with your addy and I'll send it to you…I have it in Keynote so I'll export it as .PPT. FYI, you'll prolly have to clean up a bunch of formatting, esp. shadows as the export bungs that up.
    I've sent 20+ copies of the Keynote out already…
    You're the first Windows user…Hmmmm…interesting data point!

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