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Securing Applications with vSphere: Cybersecurity Awareness Month

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October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and to celebrate we are doing weekly live streams on different topics related to the weekly themes of the month. This week the overall theme is “Securing Devices at Home and Work,” and in the vSphere world we are thinking about workloads. Applications and workloads are the reason that our Read more...
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Announcing the vSphere Security Configuration Guide 7

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We are pleased to announce the availability of the vSphere Security Configuration Guide 7. The vSphere Security Configuration Guide (SCG) is the baseline for hardening and auditing guidance for VMware vSphere itself. Started more than a decade ago, it has long served as guidance for vSphere Administrators looking to protect their infrastructure. In the world Read more...
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Join Us Live for Cybersecurity Awareness Month!

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Happy Cybersecurity Awareness Month! Since 2004, every October in the United States is Cybersecurity Awareness Month (and Fire Safety Month, too – test your smoke alarms!). So often, we are simply reacting to breaches, threats, and audit findings, but we don’t often stop to think about the proactive side to security. Having a month to Read more...
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VMware Design Studio Looking For Security Feedback

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Hey vSphere fans, just a few days to go until VMworld 2020. Over 100,000 people have signed up which is absolutely wonderful. If you’ve ever used a VMware product and thought “I really wish this worked differently” or “I wonder who picks what this stuff looks like” we’ve got an opportunity for you: the VMware Read more...
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vSphere 7 Update 1 – AMD SEV-ES

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In August 2019 VMware joined AMD on stage as they announced their second generation EPYC server-class CPUs. Together we announced support, in a future release of vSphere, for the AMD Secure Encrypted Virtualization (SEV) and Secure Encrypted Virtualization – Encrypted State (SEV-ES) advanced security features of those CPUs. vSphere 7 Update 1 keeps our promise, Read more...
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Security with VMware Tools

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VMware vSphere offers a number of tools to improve the security of guest operating systems, like UEFI Secure Boot, Virtualization-based Security (which enables Microsoft Device Guard & Credential Guard), vTPM, encrypted vMotion, VM encryption, vSAN encryption, and more. Let’s look INSIDE the guest OS at some options available through the VMware Tools. Security is a Read more...
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The Importance of Isolation for Security

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I have wanted to write about the importance of isolation & segmentation in IT infrastructure for a while now, but with everything going on this year it felt like it would be redundant. However, over the last few months there have been several high-severity, high-profile CVEs (some ours, some others, and some in hardware, too) Read more...
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vSphere 7 – Integrated Windows Authentication (IWA) Deprecation

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Readers of the vSphere 7.0 release notes have noticed that, in the “Product Support Notices” section, Integrated Windows Authentication is listed as deprecated. Naturally, there are quite a few questions about this, especially in the wake of all the changes Microsoft has been suggesting to Active Directory. Let’s try to answer some of these! What Read more...