September 14-15, 2017 - Los Angeles, CA
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Thursday, September 14


BoF: Extreme Security Module Stacking - Issues and Directions - Casey Schaufler, The Smack Project
Extreme security module stacking - issues and directions (Casey Schaufler, Intel) - This is a 30 minute discussion session about the status and remaining issues for security module stacking. The current direction for infrastructure managed security blobs will be explained. The issues with network packet labeling, and thoughts on resolving them will be discussed. The open issue of dynamic module loading will be brought up.

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Casey Schaufler

Engineer, Intel
Casey Schaufler worked on Unix kernels in the 1970s-90s. He has implemented access control lists, mandatory access control, extended filesystem attributes, X11 access controls, network protocols and audit systems. His involvement in Linux began with the Linux Security Module work... Read More →

Thursday September 14, 2017 4:40pm - 5:10pm
Gold 4
  • Experience Level Any


BoF: Namespacing LSM Subsystems - John Johansen, Canonical Group Ltd.
Linux provides namespacing for several different subsystems in the kernel, but not Linux security modules. Some of the Linux security modules have independently begun work on making namespacing of their security policy available. This presentation will provide a summary of where the various projects currently stand, issues that have been encounter and work that is planned for the near future. With some follow-up discussion on how to deal with any issues or directions for development.

This presentation is meant to be a collaboration, with each security project being contacted for their input and if so desired they can join in presenting.


John Johansen

Security Engineer, Canonical
John Johansen began working with open source software in the late 80s and began playing with Linux in 93. He completed a masters in mathematics at the University of Waterloo and the began working for Immunix doing compiler hardening, and then AppArmor. After Immunix was acquired by... Read More →

Thursday September 14, 2017 5:15pm - 5:45pm
Gold 4
Friday, September 15


BoF Sessions - To Be Announced
Friday September 15, 2017 5:15pm - 6:00pm
Gold 4