Dave Shackleford

Dave Shackleford is the owner and principal consultant of Voodoo Security and a SANS analyst, senior instructor, and course author. He has consulted with hundreds of organizations in the areas of security, regulatory compliance, and network architecture and engineering, and is a VMware vExpert with extensive experience designing and configuring secure virtualized infrastructures. He has previously worked as CSO for Configuresoft, CTO for the Center for Internet Security, and as a security architect, analyst, and manager for several Fortune 500 companies. Dave is the author of the Sybex book "Virtualization Security: Protecting Virtualized Environments", as well as the coauthor of "Hands-On Information Security" from Course Technology. Recently Dave coauthored the first published course on virtualization security for the SANS Institute. Dave currently serves on the board of directors at the SANS Technology Institute and helps lead the Atlanta chapter of the Cloud Security Alliance.
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Recent Posts

Security as a Business Enabler: The Long View, from the trenches

Much has been said in the last five years about how security “needs a seat at the business ...

An Overview of Virtualization Security Guidance: Part II

In the first post of this two-part series, I described security guidance regimes and tools ...

An Overview of Virtualization Security Guidance: Part I

As virtualization adoption grows, organizations are becoming more attuned to the need to ...

Back to Basics: Virtualization as a Security Enabler (part 2)

In my last post, I explored the idea of improving information security with virtualization ...

Back to Basics: Virtualization as a Security Enabler (part 1)

The news these days in security is mostly “doom and gloom”. Just consulting a site like ...

The Next Cloud Frontier: True Software-Defined Security

In last post of this series, I described what a Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) is, and ...

Dec 03, 2014

The Next Cloud Frontier: The Security Layer in the Stack?

Based on what we’re seeing with organizations implementing heavily virtualized ...

Re-thinking “trust”: Security in software-defined networking

One of the hottest topics in IT today is software-defined networking, or SDN. SDN separates ...

Revisiting the “Goldilocks Zone”: Moving toward the virtual data center

There is no question that the footprint of today’s data center is rapidly moving toward the ...

The State of Endpoint Security in Virtual Environments

There’s no question that the majority of organizations are virtualizing servers, and ...

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