Linux Security Summit 2013

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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
  • Subsystem updates
  • Breakout development sessions


The Linux Security Summit for 2013 will be held across 19 and 20 September in New Orleans, USA. It will be co-located with LinuxCon, as well as Linux Plumbers.

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 CFP is now open, and will close on 4th June.

Accepted speakers will be notified by 21st of June.

The program committee currently seeks proposals for:

  • Refereed Presentations:

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

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.

Program Committee

The Linux Security Summit for 2013 is organized by:

  • James Morris, Oracle
  • Serge Hallyn, Canonical
  • Paul Moore, Red Hat
  • Stephen Smalley, NSA
  • Joshua Brindle, Quark Security
  • Herbert Xu, Red Hat
  • John Johansen, Canonical
  • Kees Cook, Google
  • Casey Schaufler, Intel
  • Mimi Zohar, IBM

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