Microsoft works on a Hyper-V Security Guide

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Microsoft is preparing a new key document for its virtualization customers: the Hyper-V Security Guide.

Considering the mission-critical role of any hypervisor, this guide should be available since day one (but Microsoft is not the only virtualization vendor to blame for the lack of security guidance).

The document is divided in three chapters:

  • Hardening Hyper-V
  • Virtual machine management and delegation
  • Protecting virtual machines

So far it doesn’t seem particularly rich and Microsoft will have to greatly enhance the first chapter to make it a valuable resource, but it already offers some little jewels like the Hyper-V Attack Surface Reference Workbook.

The Hyper-V Security Guide is now in (public) beta testing so anybody can enroll for the program and download it right now.