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October 23-26, 2017 - Prague, Czech Republic
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Monday, October 23 • 14:20 - 15:00
Hatching Security: LinuxKit as Security Incubator - Tycho Andersen and Riyaz Faizullabhoy, Docker Inc.

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The host operating system and kernel are natural targets on machines which host containers, hostile or otherwise. In this talk we’ll discuss a new open source project called LinuxKit — which is part of the open source Moby Project, and led by Docker. LinuxKit is a tool for building Linux subsystems specifically designed to securely host containers. We’re making design decisions specific to our use case: read only host rootfs, small non-modularized config with most things disabled, etc.

We are actively working on upstreaming kernel features (e.g. teaching IMA about namespaces, so it can be sensibly used by containers), and incubating other projects such as Landlock, type-safe system daemons, and HPE’s okernel separation project. Additionally, we are interested collaborating on kernel hardening patches, and are interested in finding other collaboration opportunities at LSS.


Tycho Andersen

Software Engineer, Docker, Inc
Tycho is an engineer at Docker working on LinuxKit, a toolkit for building container-focused host operating systems out of Linux. In his spare time he rides bikes and does improv comedy. Tycho has been fortunate to speak at a number of industry conferences including linux.conf.au... Read More →

Riyaz Faizullabhoy

Security Engineer, Docker, Inc
Riyaz works on the security team at Docker and is a maintainer of LinuxKit and Notary. Prior to Docker, Riyaz researched malware and systems security at UC Berkeley. Riyaz has also spoken at DockerCon, LinuxCon NA, ContainerCon EU, and past Docker meetups.

Monday October 23, 2017 14:20 - 15:00 CEST
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