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Tuesday, October 4 • 11:15 - 12:05
Why You Hate Security, and What You Can do About It - Casey Schaufler, The Smack Project

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Why you hate security, and what you can do about it (Casey Schaufler, Intel) - Regardless of the level at which you're doing your programming, security is going to get in the way. No amount of application abstraction or modern development process seems capable of shielding you from the barriers raised by security.
Let a deep security insider guide you through the reasons we have the security that drives you nuts. Then, with the aid of real world examples, you'll learn how to identify situations where security mechanisms are unnecessary, and the jargon needed to explain this to the people who insist on using them. There are lots of ways to make your life easier beyond turning off SELinux. The things that a developer can do up front to reduce exposure to security mechanisms will be explored. Finally, the issues around security and development process will be exposed.

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Casey Schaufler

Engineer, Intel
Casey Schaufler worked on Unix kernels in the 1970s-90s. He has implemented access control lists, mandatory access control, extended filesystem attributes, X11 access controls, network protocols and audit systems. His involvement in Linux began with the Linux Security Module work... Read More →

Tuesday October 4, 2016 11:15 - 12:05 CEST
Potsdam III