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Cloud security tips and tricks

Christine Burns | Feb. 13, 2013
Users and security consultants familiar with the process of securing hybrid clouds have one steady piece of advice to offer: the only way to go is one step at a time.

NJVC's Jackson says Intel's Trusted Execution Technology (TXT) could help IT departments in the near future with the basic issue of being able to trust the servers running your applications in the cloud. TXT is a hardware-based security measure built into all Intel Xeon servers which is designed to detect and prevent BIOS attacks and evolving forms of stealthy malware, such as rootkits.

The main benefit, Jackson says, is an understanding that your virtual instances will be spinning up on a trusted machine.


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