Conference Schedule - BSDCan 2023

Disk encryption in NetBSD

Date: 2023-05-20
Time: 10:30–11:15
Room: DMS 1120
Level: Intermediate

Twenty years ago, Roland Dowdeswell and John Ioannidis introduced cgd(4), the cryptographic disk driver, to NetBSD -- a transparent disk encryption layer. Disk encryption protects users from disclosure of data on their disks in the event of theft.

In this talk, I will review the threat model and security properties of disk encryption, and their limitations; present recent improvements in the supported ciphers, the cipher implementations, and key management; and discuss ongoing work and directions for improvement.


The following slides have been made available for this session:


Taylor R Campbell