Jan2018

Security: Cloud Meltdown, or Is It?

Do Meltdown and Spectre invalidate the cloud? Do modern security issues invalidate the cloud? Does lack of provable security invalidate the cloud? But isn’t it provable? These are pretty strong statements, but the latest Spectre patch microcode recall for certain …
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Jan2018

When IT Comes Apart: A Case of Failure

What do you do when everything fails—not just typical application failure, but failure of more than one subsystem all at once? Recently, I had such a failure. The air-conditioning plant failed, and the new 10G switch failed, causing a loop …
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Jan2018

Treasure Troves and Intel Speculative Execution

The January 3, 2018 Virtualization and Cloud Security Podcast covered two very important issues: the treasure troves used as bases for attacks and the Intel CPU speculative execution bug. The former allows people to access critical cloud and internal resources, while …
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Jan2018

Recent Announcements: This Is New December 2017

Past and current partners have made a number of end-of-year announcements that have crossed our news desk. Some convey significant changes, others incremental changes. Some even herald complete turnarounds in direction. Starting with this article, we plan to bring you …
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