Alexander Major chairs panel on Cloud Security and Virtualization at the 3rd Annual Cybersecurity Summit for Government Contractors. Cloud security continues to be of great importance to government contractors. Virtualization is a critical part of cloud computing and provides an important layer of abstraction from physical hardware, enabling the elasticity and resource pooling commonly associated with cloud. Virtualized operating systems are the backbone of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). Recent developments in software defined networking (SDN) show great potential to virtualize data networks in the same way that operating systems have been virtualized. This panel examined these trends, and will speak to how these industry developments will shape the future for government contracting in the cloud.