DarkReading reports of another study that says several companies aren't jumping on to virtualization because of concerns about security. According to the email survey conducted by emedia, "half of IT organizations are either using virtualization today or planning to do so within the next 18 months. More than half (52 percent) say the technology introduces some new security challenges."
The chief security concerns of 32 percent of the respondents of the emedia survey were about virtualization patching and updates. 27 percent were afraid of guest-to-guest attacks, while 22 percent feared the addition of new host software.
To combat these threats 51 percent companies would train their staff, 38 percent will concentrate their efforts on patching and hardening servers, while 25 percent would separate networks/subnetting/routing.
The folks behind my favorite virtualiation software, VMware, seem to take security pretty seriously.[Read More]