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Wednesday, August 29 • 11:10am - 11:50am
An Empirical Study of an Advanced Kernel Tailoring Framework - Junghwan Kang, National Security Research Institute of South Korea

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Tailoring the Linux kernel may improve the security of a Linux distro by reducing the attack surface. Junghwan Kang introduced a kernel tailoring framework at OSSummit North America in 2017. The framework produces a well-working tailored kernel, focusing on the operability of system booting and application running. However, it still has room to improve stability and performance. This year, Junghwan will talk about improvements of the framework including fine-grained tailoring technique and various test conditions. He will also present performance benefits from the tailoring with benchmark results and explain relations between kernel configurations and test conditions. Examples of tailoring the kernel for other Linux distros and the sources of the framework on Github will be introduced as well.

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Junghwan Kang

Cyber Security Researcher, The Affiliated Institute of ETRI
Junghwan Kang is a senior security researcher at The Affiliated Institute of Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute of South Korea. He has focussed on systematic methods and techniques to harden the security for a customized Linux distribution for years. Junghwan Kang... Read More →

Wednesday August 29, 2018 11:10am - 11:50am PDT
Room 110