September 14-15, 2017 - Los Angeles, CA
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Friday, September 15 • 9:00am - 9:45am
Hatching Security: LinuxKit as Security Incubator -Tycho Andersen & Riyaz Faizullabhoy, Docker

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The host operating system and kernel are natural targets on machines which host containers, hostile or otherwise. In this talk we’ll discuss a new open source project called LinuxKit — which is part of the open source Moby Project, and led by Docker. LinuxKit is a tool for building Linux subsystems specifically designed to securely host containers. We’re making design decisions specific to our use case: read only host rootfs, small non-modularized config with most things disabled, etc.

We are actively working on upstreaming kernel features (e.g. teaching IMA about namespaces, so it can be sensibly used by containers), and incubating other projects such as WireGuard, Landlock, and HPE’s okernel separation project. Additionally, we are interested collaborating on kernel hardening patches, and are interested in finding other collaboration opportunities at LSS.


Tycho Andersen

Software Engineer, Docker, Inc
Tycho is an engineer at Docker working on LinuxKit, a toolkit for building container-focused host operating systems out of Linux. In his spare time he rides bikes and does improv comedy. Tycho has been fortunate to speak at a number of industry conferences including linux.conf.au... Read More →
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Riyaz Faizullabhoy

Security Engineer, Docker
Security Engineer @ Docker. Current maintainer of LinuxKit and Notary. Previously spoken at LinuxCon NA, ContainerCon EU, a top-voted session at DockerCon 2017, Docker meetups, and led the DockerCon security workshop.

Friday September 15, 2017 9:00am - 9:45am PDT
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