September 14-15, 2017 - Los Angeles, CA
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Thursday, September 14 • 11:30am - 12:15pm
The State of Kernel Self-Protection - Kees Cook, Google

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The Kernel Self-Protection Project focuses on addressing gaps in Linux's defensive technologies. With Linux reaching into every corner of modern life, and userspace frequently being very locked-down, the kernel has become an ever-increasing target for attackers and much more needs to be done to harden the kernel so it can protect itself. A quick overview will be shown of what we're trying to protect Linux against, as well as the state of the art in available technologies. Also presented will be a summary of the last year's participation by many people over a wide range of technologies, with a review of KSPP attempts, accomplishments, active efforts, and an examination of future projects and goals.

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Kees Cook

Security Engineer, Google
Kees Cook has been working with Free Software since 1994, and has been a Debian Developer since 2007. He is currently employed as a Linux kernel security engineer by Google, working on Android and and Chrome OS. From 2006 through 2011 he worked for Canonical as the Ubuntu Security... Read More →

Thursday September 14, 2017 11:30am - 12:15pm PDT
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