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The Embedded Linux Conference (ELC) is the premier vendor-neutral technical conference for companies and developers using Linux in embedded products. This conference, now in its 9th year, has the largest collection of sessions dedicated exclusively to embedded Linux and embedded Linux developers. ELC is embedded Linux experts talking about solutions to your embedded Linux problems. ELC consists of 3 days of presentations, tutorials and Bird-of-a-Feather sessions. There are over 50 sessions to choose from, on a wide variety of topics.

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Thursday, February 21 • 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Namespaces for Security - Jake Edge, LWN.net

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Namespace support has been growing in the Linux kernel, so there are
now a number of ways that namespaces can be used to help protect
Linux systems (embedded or otherwise) from exploits. Using namespaces (in
particular, the mount, network, and user namespaces) can isolate processes
in ways that will prevent some types of vulnerabilities from
compromising more of the system. Namespaces can be used as part of a
"defense in depth" strategy to avoid the harm (or most of the harm) from
exploits of vulnerable user-space applications.

This talk will be for developers of embedded systems, particularly "system
level" developers. It will assume some knowledge of C and Linux, but not
require in-depth knowledge of either. Participants can expect to come away
with a good foundation on what namespaces are and can do, along with concrete
ideas of how to use namespaces in their projects.
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Jake Edge

Editor, LWN.net
After 20 years as a software engineer Jake Edge joined LWN.net as a full-time editor in 2007. Prior to LWN, he did development of system-level software, mostly on Linux after 1994 or so. Jake puts together the weekly LWN Security page as well as writing on other topics of interest to the Linux and free software development communities. Jake has spoken at multiple conferences including LinuxCon, Embedded Linux Conference, GUADEC, Akademy, and SCALE. He lives in western Colorado with his wife...
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