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Monday, October 22 • 11:15 - 11:55
Between the Millstones: Lessons of Self-Funded Participation in Kernel Self Protection Project - Alexander Popov, Positive Technologies

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Security is not an easy topic for the Linux kernel community. Upstreaming security features usually provokes hot discussions in the Linux Kernel Mailing List and in social networks. Grsecurity/PaX, Kernel Self Protection Project (KSPP), kernel maintainers and Linus all have different opinions.

Alexander Popov entered this battlefield in spring 2017 and started his self-funded participation in KSPP. This way turned out to be much more complicated than he had predicted. In this talk Alexander will share his experience and lessons learnt during mainlining Linux kernel security features.

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Alexander Popov

Linux kernel developer, Positive Technologies
Alexander Popov is a security researcher at Positive Technologies where he is having a lot of fun with the Linux kernel vulnerabilities, exploitation techniques and defensive technologies. Alexander is a Linux kernel developer since 2012.

Monday October 22, 2018 11:15 - 11:55 BST
Kilsyth Room, Level 0
  Linux Systems