October 8, 2018

Get Essential Security Information from Linux Security Summit Videos

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Videos for Linux Security Summit in Vancouver are now available; watch complete presentations and see what’s coming up at the next event in Edinburgh.

In case you missed it, videos for Linux Security Summit NA are now available. On Linux.com, we covered a couple of these in depth, including:

Redefining Security Technology in Zephyr and Fuchsia By Eric Brown

If you’re the type of person who uses the word “vuln” as a shorthand for code vulnerabilities, you should check out the presentation from the recent Linux Security Summit called “Security in Zephyr and Fuchsia.” In the talk, two researchers from the National Security Agency discuss their contributions to the nascent security stacks of two open source OS projects: Zephyr and Fuchsia.

Building Security into Linux-Based Azure Sphere By Eric Brown

Microsoft’s Ryan Fairfax explained how to fit an entire Linux stack into 4 MiB of RAM in this presentation. Yet, the hard part, according to Fairfax, was not so much the kernel modification, as it was the development of the rest of the stack. This includes the custom Linux Security Module, which coordinates with the Cortex-M4’s proprietary Pluton security code using a mailbox-based protocol.

Greg Kroah-Hartman Explains How the Kernel Community Is Securing Linux By Swapnil Bhartiya

In this article, Swapnil Bhartiya interviewed Linux kernel maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman about how the kernel community is hardening Linux against vulnerabilities. You can see excerpts from their talk in the accompanying video.

The entire list of 27 videos from the event also includes:

The next Linux Security Summit Europe, coming up October 25 - 26 in Edinburgh, offers more essential security information, with refereed presentations, discussion sessions, subsystem updates, and more. There's still time to register and attend! Check out the full schedule and stay tuned for more coverage.

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