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Photo © BigStockPhoto/Alexander Kirch >> VIRTUALIZATION SECURITY The Dynamic Nature of Virtualization Security By Ryan Poppa Information technology (IT) managers must continue to protect their infrastructure from hacking incidents, inadvertent insider damage and malware attacks. 22 irtualization—whereby software allows information technology (IT) hardware to run multiple operating system (OS) images, network channels, storage devices and/or servers at the same time—is radically shifting how governments deploy and manage their applications and data. It offers tremendous benefits for greater efficiency, including controlling costs, scalability, greater use of existing information technology (IT) assets and flexibility for adapting assets to meet current demands. V DECEMBER 2013 GPG_December_2013.indd 22 11/15/13 2:46 PM