BACD at USENIX LISA: Securing your Cloud with the Xen Hypervisor's Event
BACD at USENIX LISA: Securing your Cloud with the Xen Hypervisor
The Xen Project produces a mature, enterprise-grade virtualization technology designed for the Cloud featuring many advanced and unique security features. For this reason, it's the hypervisor of choice for government agencies like NSA and the DoD, as well as for new security-minded projects the QubesOS Secure Desktop. However, while much of the security of Xen is inherent in its design, many of the advanced security features, such as stub domains, driver domains, and Xen Security Modules (XSM), are not enabled by default. This session will describe many of the advanced security features of Xen, as well as explaining why Xen is an excellent choice for secure Clouds.