BSDCan2007 - Confirmed Schedule

BSDCan 2007
The Technical BSD Conference

Robert Watson
Day 4
Room SITE A0150
Start time 10:00
Duration 01:00
ID 25
Event type Lecture
Track User
Language English

FreeBSD Security Features

Deploying Advanced Operating System Security Services

UNIX system administrators are familiar with the UNIX security model: users, groups, and file permissions. Many will also have deployed firewalls to protect their systems.

Security for UNIX systems has been one of the most active areas of OS research and development over the last ten years, leading to dozens of new features in FreeBSD between FreeBSD 4.x and FreeBSD 6.x. This talk will provide a tour of some of the new FreeBSD security features, describing where they may be useful and how to use them. Topics covered include Access Control Lists (ACLs), Pluggable Authentication Modules (PAM), Jails, Security Event Auditing, and several system hardening techniques based on the TrustedBSD MAC Framework. The presenter offers a unique perspective as the designer or implementor of several of these features.