Linux Security Summit 2015

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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 2015 will be held across 20 and 21 August in Seattle, WA, USA. It will be co-located with LinuxCon and other events.

LinuxCon registration is not required to attend LSS.

Registration and general event details may be found here:


Note: LSS will be held in the Jefferson Room, 4th Floor, Union St Tower

Day 1 (Thursday 20th August)

Time Title Presenter
09:00 Welcome James Morris, Oracle
09:05 Keynote: Giant Bags of Mostly Water - Securing your IT Infrastructure by Securing your Team (slides) Konstantin Ryabitsev, Linux Foundation (see also Reddit AMA)
09:55 Break
10:00 CC3: An Identity Attested Linux Security Supervisor Architecture (slides, paper) Greg Wettstein, IDfusion
10:45 SELinux in Android Lollipop and Android M (slides) Stephen Smalley, NSA
11:30 Break
11:45 Discussion: Rethinking Audit (slides) Paul Moore, Red Hat
12:45 Lunch
14:00 Assembling Secure OS Images (slides) Elena Reshetova, Intel
14:45 Linux and Mobile Device Encryption (slides) Paul Lawrence and Mike Halcrow, Google
15:30 Break
16:00 Discussion: Core Infrastructure Initiative (slides) Emily Ratliff, Linux Foundation
17:00 Finish

Day 2 (Friday 21st August)

Time Title Presenter
09:00 Security Framework for Constraining Application Privileges (slides) Lukasz Wojciechowski, Samsung
09:45 IMA/EVM: Real Applications for Embedded Networking Systems (slides) Petko Manolov, Konsulko Group, and Mark Baushke, Juniper Networks
10:30 Break
10:45 Ioctl Command Whitelisting in SELinux (slides) Jeffrey Vander Stoep, Google
11:30 IMA/EVM on Android Device (slides) Dmitry Kasatkin, Huawei Technologies
12:15 Lunch
13:30 Subsystem Update: Smack (slides) Casey Schaufler, Intel
13:50 Subsystem Update: AppArmor (slides) John Johansen, Canonical
14:10 Subsystem Update: Integrity (slides) Mimi Zohar, IBM
14:30 Break
14:40 Subsystem Update: SELinux (slides) Paul Moore, Red Hat
15:00 Subsystem Update: Capabilities (slides) Serge Hallyn, Canonical
15:20 Subsystem Update: Seccomp (slides) Kees Cook, Google
15:40 Discussion: Linux Security Module Stacking Next Steps (slides) Casey Schaufler, Intel
16:10 Break
16:20 GRR Rapid Response: Remote Live Forensics for Incident Response (slides) Sean Gillespie, CrowdStrike
17:00 Finish

Call for Participation

The CFP is now closed.

The program committee sought proposals for:

  • Refereed Presentations: 45 minutes in length, including at least 10 minutes of discussion. Papers are encouraged.
  • Discussion Topics: 30 minutes in length.

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

Program Committee

The Linux Security Summit for 2015 is organized by:

The program committee may be contacted as a group via email: