Understanding security risks and mitigation across the virtualization stack

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Virtualization is one of the most sought-after technologies in the industry, with massive adoption growth over the past few years. While its wide-spread adoption has made it a critical system component, it has also led to increased complexity and risks. Rarely do people talk about virtualization and security, but its weaknesses have made it a prime target—witness vulnerabilities like Venom (CVE-2015-3456) and AMD PCNET buffer overflow (CVE-2015-3209). In the last 6 months alone, we've had hundreds of security issues reported against these components. In this session, we'll look at security across the virtualization stack—from the host, to the hypervisor (kvm/xen) layer, to Qemu or the guest level.

You'll learn security measures that you can employ at each layer. We'll also do a deep dive into Red Hat's security technologies that help you protect your virtualization stack, including sVirt (secure virtualization), a technology that integrates SELinux and virtualization.

Learn more: https://www.redhat.com/en/technologies/virtualization

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