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Thursday, August 21 • 10:45am - 11:35am
Security in the Cloud: Containers, KVM, and Xen - George Dunlap, Citrix Systems UK Ltd

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In our interconnected world of mobile and cloud computing, particularly with the rise of governmental spying, corporate espionage, and theft of data by organized crime syndicates, security is more important than ever. Many claims are being made about the security of open-source cloud technologies: How can administrators, users, and developers separate fact from fiction?

This talk will equip the audience with the principles needed to evaluate security claims. We will talk the nature of risk, of vulnerabilities and exploits; the various factors that reduce the risk of vulnerabilities in software; and about TCB, threat models, and defense-in-depth.

We will then apply these principles to three open-source cloud technologies: containers, KVM, and Xen, to see how they stack up. These will be backed up with numbers: lines of code, security advisories, entry points, and so on.

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George Dunlap

Principle Software Engineer, Citrix Systems R&D UK Ltd
George Dunlap worked with the Xen project while a graduate student at the University of Michigan before receiving his PhD in 2006. He is currently working as Staff Software Engineer for Citrix on the open-source Xen team in Cambridge, England. He has done work in many areas of Xen... Read More →

Thursday August 21, 2014 10:45am - 11:35am CDT

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