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Hypervisor Protection (Cope, Erl)

How can a hypervisor be secured and monitored?

Hypervisor Protection

Problem

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

Solution

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

Application

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.