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Thursday, March 18 • 09:15 - 09:55
Moving from Smack to SELinux with AGL Application Framework - José Bollo , Iot.bzh

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This talk presents how the application framework and its core components can shift from being based on Smack to SELinux. The Linux kernel has many security mechanisms: capabilities, credentials, cgroups, namespaces, security modules, SELinux, AppArmor, Smack, ... The talk reviews their benefits. As of today, the AGL application framework leverages these security features in order to achieve safety, security and privacy of the system, applications and users. The talk summarizes the current state of the application framework. Finally, the talk presents the work done in replacing Smack with SELinux and shows the designs that make the transition transparent to application developers while providing the same level of security.

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José Bollo

Senior software engineer, Iot.bzh
I worked for over ten years as a software developer on automation of measurement for industry (automotive and aviation). I worked mostly in C and C++ for DOS and Windows. Then I worked for over ten year as software engineer-researcher in audio signal processing: 3D audio rendering... Read More →

Thursday March 18, 2021 09:15 - 09:55 JST
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