Baker went on to summarize the threat-modeling scenarios and assumptions used to secure the next-generation virtualization software. He even covered threats they didn't address (for example, utilization DoS attacks, covert channels, and so on) inside of each partition and where the biggest risks were. This was nothing new for those who follow virtualization, but it offered a nice, short presentation of the implemented changes.
Former chief counterterrorism advisor Richard Clarke gave the first day's keynote. I've seen him speak twice this year, and both times he thoroughly entertained the audience. I was upset that he took both opportunities to shamelessly hawk his latest book — the guy's being paid to speak about security issues near and dear to our hearts, not to plug his writing. I have to say that my opinion of him has dropped considerably. I'm shocked. (In an unrelated story, my seventh book on computer security, "Windows Vista Security: Securing Vista Against Malicious Attacks," written with Dr. Jesper Johansson, is finally out and sold well at Black Hat. I'm shocked, I tell you.)