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Monday, September 16 • 5:10pm - 6:00pm
Building a Secure Cloud - Matthew Garrett, Nebula

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Cloud technologies grant users significantly greater flexibility in deployment and ease in management, but there's now the risk that you're running mission critical software on the same physical hardware as a poorly trusted development environment. If we had absolute faith in the underlying software then this wouldn't be a problem, but history suggests that that's a bad idea. Thankfully, there's a whole range of technologies to handle some of these issues, and it's entirely possible to build a secure cloud.

Aimed at anyone building a Linux cloud, and ranging from selinux to TPMs and random numbers to Secure Boot, this presentation will cover the Linux technologies available for reducing the risk that your cloud will end up leaking everywhere. It will provide a broad overview of the problems and existing solutions without requiring deep technical expertise.


Matthew Garrett

Developer, Nebula
Matthew Garrett is a developer at Nebula, working on tight integration of Openstack technologies with hardware to improve functionality and security. He maintains the Linux x86 platform drivers tree for handling system-specific features, contributes to kernel UEFI and ACPI support code and supports Shim, the Linux secure boot loader used by most distributions. Matthew has presented on UEFI and firmware related topics at a range of conferences... Read More →

Monday September 16, 2013 5:10pm - 6:00pm
Strand 11A