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Wednesday, August 29 • 10:45am - 11:30am
Security Enhanced (SE) Android - Stephen Smalley, National Security Agency

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SE Android is a project to identify and address critical gaps in the security of Android, initially by enabling and applying SELinux in Android. In this talk, we describe the motivation and background of SE Android, describe our working reference implementation and how it mitigates real world Android exploits and vulnerabilities, discuss how SE Android has evolved since its initial public release in January, and provide an update on the status of merging SE Android support into the Android Open Source Project (AOSP).


The targeted audience is anyone with an interest in raising the bar in Android security. While the presentation will include detailed technical information suitable for developers, it should also provide even non-technical audience members with a basic understanding of how SE Android would benefit Android security (and themselves).


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Stephen Smalley, National Security Agency

Mr. Smalley is a computer security researcher in the Trusted Systems Research organization of the US National Security Agency (NSA). He previously led the development and successful technology transfer of SELinux to mainline Linux and is presently engaged in addressing security challenges in Android. Mr. Smalley has previously spoken at the Android Builders Summit, Linux Security Summit, SELinux Symposium, LinuxWorld, Ottawa Linux Symposium... Read More →


Wednesday August 29, 2012 10:45am - 11:30am
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