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August 22nd - 24th in Toronto, Canada
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Monday, August 22 • 11:45am - 12:35pm
Using Hypervisor and Container Technology to Increase Datacenter Security Posture - Tim Mackey, Black Duck Software

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Cyber threats consistently rank as a high priority for data center operators and their reliability teams. As increasingly sophisticated attacks mount, the risk associated with a zero-day attack is significant. Traditional responses include perimeter monitoring and anti-malware agents. Unfortunately, those techniques introduce performance and management challenges when used at large VM densities, and may not work well with containerized applications.

Fortunately, the Xen Project community has collaborated to create a solution which reduces the potential of success associated with rootkit attack vectors. When combined with recent advancements in processor capabilities, and secure development models for container deployment, it’s possible to both protect against and be proactively alerted to potential zero-day attacks. In this session, we’ll cover models to limit the scope of compromise should an attack be mounted against your infrastructure. Two attack vectors will be illustrated, and we’ll see how it’s possible to be proactively alerted to potential zero-day actions without requiring significant reconfiguration of your datacenter environment.



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Tim Mackey

Senior Technical Evangelist, Black Duck Software
Tim Mackey is a technical evangelist with Black Duck Software, and was most recently the community manager for XenServer. Tim has held roles in mission critical engineering, performance monitoring and large scale data center operations. He has spoken globally on a variety of topics, and at well known events such as OSCON, CloudOpen, Interop, CA World, Cloud Connect, USENIX LISA and the CloudStack Collaboration Conference.


Monday August 22, 2016 11:45am - 12:35pm
Pier 7/8

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