Be Secure with SELinux Gyan

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Rejy
Cyriac
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rejymc
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https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Rejymc

https://badges.fedoraproject.org/user/rejymc

https://www.linkedin.com/pub/rejy-m-cyriac/22/843/726

Security Enhanced Linux (SELinux) provides tremendous power to tighten process security on Linux systems. By not optimising, or worse, by not enabling SELinux, Linux system/server hardening would remain incomplete, and the Linux systems/servers may be vulnerable to process hijacks/exploits.

The session is aimed at presenting the basics of SELinux in an easy to understand way, so that users would have strong foundational information to start using SELinux, and to progress at one's own pace to advanced usage. This would remove the barriers of fear in using SELinux, and provide the confidence to proceed to making use of SELinux, first on desktops and workstations, and then on to development and test systems, and finally on to production Linux servers, for widely used services. And then progressively, with the enhanced knowledge of experience, it would be easier to further progress to the advanced usage of SELinux, for securing customised services as well.

This session has been presented in various formats in the recent past:

https://rootconf.talkfunnel.com/2014/1079-selinux-for-the-uninitiated

https://miniconf.talkfunnel.com/2014-rootconf/1321-harness-security-enhanced-linux-for-a-truly-harden

http://wiki.centos.org/Events/Dojo/Bangalore2014

I am proposing this session for a talk, but I am also open to conducting the session as a workshop if the organisers feel that to be more suitable.

Session Track: 
Talk
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Experience level: 
Intermediate