Linux Security Summit 2012

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The Linux Security Summit (LSS) is a technical forum for collaboration between Linux developers, researchers, and end users. Its primary aim is to foster community efforts in analyzing and solving Linux security challenges.

The format of the summit will be:

  • Refereed presentations
  • Short talks
  • Roundtable discussions
  • Breakout development sessions

Dates and Location

The Linux Security Summit for 2012 will be held across 30 and 31 August in San Diego, CA, USA. It will be co-located with LinuxCon, as well as Linux Plumbers and the Kernel Summit.

Note that Linux Security Summit attendees and speakers must be registered to attend LinuxCon. See the LinuxCon site for details on registration, travel, and accommodation.

Call for Participation

The Linux Security Summit call for participation (CFP) is now open, and will close on 23rd of May.

The program committee currently seeks proposals for:

  • Refereed Presentations

45 minutes in length, including at least 10 minutes of discussion. Papers are encouraged.

  • Short Talks

30 minutes in length, discussion-oriented. Slides should be minimal.

  • Roundtable Discussion Topics

These discussions are typically one hour in length and used to explore and resolve current issues.

Topic areas include, but are not limited to:

  • System hardening
  • Access control
  • Cryptography
  • Integrity control
  • Hardware security
  • Networking
  • Storage
  • Virtualization
  • Desktop
  • Tools
  • Management
  • Case studies
  • Emerging technologies, threats & techniques

Proposals should be submitted in plain text via email to the program committee at: lss-pc (_at_)

Abstracts should be approximately 150 words in total.


The event is open to all registered LinuxCon attendees.

You do not have to be a "security person" to attend -- we're seeking a diverse range of attendees, and welcome the participation of general developers, researchers, operations, and end-users.

Program Committee

The Linux Security Summit for 2012 is organized by:

  • James Morris, Oracle
  • Serge Hallyn, Canonical
  • Paul Moore, Red Hat
  • Stephen Smalley, NSA
  • Joshua Brindle, Tresys
  • Tetsuo Handa, NTT Data
  • Herbert Xu, Red Hat
  • John Johansen, Canonical
  • Kees Cook, Google
  • Casey Schaufler, Intel

The program committee may be contacted as a group via email: lss-pc (_at_)