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Hypervisor Protection (Cope, Erl)

How can a hypervisor be secured and monitored?

Hypervisor Protection


The hypervisor is vulnerable to threats from multiple vectors and, if compromised, could attack any other component that is shared by the same hypervisor.


A system is established whereby mitigations are implemented from the silicon up the stack to protect against hypervisor attack vectors.


A hardened hypervisor is installed and verified using a trusted platform and mitigations are added to protect against vulnerabilities.

Hypervisor Protection: Examples of hypervisor threat mitigations.

Examples of hypervisor threat mitigations. Cloud Certified Professional (CCP) Module 7: Fundamental Cloud Security Cloud Certified Professional (CCP) Module 8: Advanced Cloud Security

This mechanism is covered in CCP Module 7: Fundamental Cloud Security and
in Module 8: Advanced Cloud Security.

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Cloud Computing Design Patterns

The architectural model upon which this design pattern is based is further covered in:

Cloud Computing Design Patterns by Thomas Erl, Robert Cope, Amin Naserpour

(ISBN: 9780133858563, Hardcover, ~ 528 pages)

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