Securing Linux with Linux
is one of the maintainers of the Linux Security Modules project. He has been with
the project since its inception and is helping guide LSM into the mainstream kernel.
He is employed by WireX where he gets to do security research and kernel hacking.
Security Modules System security is increasingly important as the number of attacks
continues to rise, and new software security vulnerabilities are discovered regularly.
The Linux Security Modules (LSM) project addresses system security by providing
the Linux kernel with a general purpose framework for access control. This framework
enables developers to create loadable kernel modules which enforce enhanced access
control models. LSM strives to provide the necessary infrastructure to enable
widespread deployment of security hardened systems. This presentation covers the
design and implementation of the LSM framework, and reviews the security modules
that have been ported to the API.