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vSphere & Intel JCC, TAA, and MCEPSC/IFU: What You Need to Know

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VMware has released updates to mitigate several Intel CPU issues, two of which affect security, as well as a regression in how VMware mitigates the previous MDS vulnerabilities. As with other CPU errata and vulnerability mitigations these topics are extremely complicated. Information security often speaks to three core tenets: confidentiality, integrity, and availability. These types Read more...
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Creating an Asset Inventory for vSphere Infrastructure

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We often talk about how the two biggest ways to stay secure in IT are regular patching and good account & password hygiene. However, there is a big prerequisite to both of these, one that is almost always overlooked: an asset inventory. Without a comprehensive inventory of what devices, virtual machines, and OSes are your Read more...
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VMware AppDefense 2.3: Vulnerability Scanning and More

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One of the most interesting parts of working at VMware is watching a product as it evolves, and it’s been fun to watch AppDefense grow and progress. If you aren’t familiar with AppDefense, it’s VMware’s endpoint protection product that learns and protects the good behavior on a guest VM, versus trying to keep up with Read more...
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National Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2019

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It’s October so in the US it’s officially National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. As the US CERT website states, “National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) is a collaborative effort between government and industry to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity and to ensure that all Americans have the resources they need to be safer and more Read more...
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Microsoft Windows Server 2019 STIG & VMware vSphere

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Many of our security-conscious readers are familiar with DISA STIGs, the Security Technical Information Guides that the US Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) publishes. These guides are wonderful in that they bridge the gap between compliance frameworks and infrastructure implementations. Compliance frameworks rarely specify what to do on & to an operating system to be Read more...
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VMworld US 2019 – Day 4 Recap

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Day 4 at VMworld US 2019 is over, and so closes the Solutions Exchange. There was a party, though, with the inimitable Billy Idol and OneRepublic, and a good time was had by all. Notable Announcements & News This week was front-loaded with announcements, and there is amazing coverage of it throughout the tech industry Read more...
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VMworld US 2019 – Day 3 Recap

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Day 3 at VMworld US 2019… half way over! Lots of excitement today as well, following up on the announcements from Monday. There was also excitement at the end of the day in Moscone West when the power went out, providing an opportunity for presenters to demonstrate their LOUD speaking skills! Notable Announcements & News Read more...
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VMworld US 2019 – Day 2 Recap

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Day 2 at VMworld US 2019… This pretty much sums it up: I covered @VMware in some capacity for over 12 years as an analyst. Been to many @VMworld’s as a consequence as well as in my current role. I believe that when all is said and done, #VMworld2019 will be the most impactful one Read more...
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VMworld US 2019 – Day 1 Recap

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Day 1 of VMworld US 2019 has been a great start to the conference this year. Though it was Sunday, there were workshops, Hands-on Labs, and the annual Welcome Reception in the Solutions Exchange which had plenty of tasty snacks and beverages. It was also TAM Day, where customers with Technical Account Managers could attend special Read more...