Title inspired by ‘Undertow’
No surprise here; SANS recognized the need for some kind of formal training and Dave Shackleford designed this 2 day course. I have no idea how good it is but it’s unlikely a SANS course is anything less than top notch. Sadly no dates for a class room based training in EMEA at this point.
If i’m not mistaken this class is Tim Pierson’s and was discussed briefly in one of the last Virtualization Security Round Table podcasts. The course agenda looks promising and covers a lot of ground. Similar to SANS 577 it seems only available in the US however.
I’m not sure what the status with this training is; InvisibleThingsLab are looking at the virtualization security topic from a more development/hardware angle and there is no information available if the BlackHat’09 training course ever made it into a scheduled class outside conferences.
Catbird was early on the market with a certification and accompanying coursework. Unfortunately i have no information whether this is a vendor specific training or when and how it is offered. I’d assume mainly Catbird customers will go for this training.
And this concludes the training offerings i was able to find online. I expected at least the ‘big 3’ (VMWare, Microsoft, Citrix) to have their own courses in place by now but so far security seems to play only a minor role in virtualization training publicly available . If you happen to have more details on this topic please feel free to let me know (Daniel AT virturity dot com) and i’ll update the posting accordingly.
Now let’s see how i convince my boss to fund that SANS course…