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October 11, 2021
Los Angeles, California + Virtual
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Monday, October 11 • 11:10am - 11:40am
LSM BPF Change Everything - Leonardo Di Donato, Elastic & KP Singh, Google

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Much is being said on security recently. Almost as much was said about tracing the syscalls happening in the Linux Kernel with BPF. Aside from all the buzz, we need to appraise some gaps in the current narrative. We need to fill in the gaps in the actual syscall execution flow to avoid attackers using them. Here enters the game the general security hooks for Linux, namely LSMs, and their integration with BPF. LSMs via BPF will change everything. They're still relatively unexplored, so this talk aims at giving a pragmatic overview of LSMs via BPF. Join me to discover why I believe their integration with BPF is paramount in the security context and how to effectively use them.

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Leonardo Di Donato

Senior Software Engineer
Leo is an Open Source Senior Software Engineer with a fondness for Security, eBPF, and Linux in general. He loves to mix such low-level concepts with Kubernetes and Cloud Native stuff. He's a core maintainer of Falco, the CNCF tool for Runtime Security, focusing on its low-level tech... Read More →
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KP Singh

Staff Software Engineer, Google
KP Singh is the author and maintainer of the mainline eBPF LSM (a.k.a KRSI) for flexible security audit and policy enforcement on Linux. At Google, he leads the effort to build telemetry and detection software deployed on Google's corp, prod and cloud endpoints spanning different... Read More →


Monday October 11, 2021 11:10am - 11:40am PDT
Room 408 AB + Online