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Monday, August 22 • 10:45am - 11:35am
Using Measured Boot to Secure Linux - Michael Brasher, Microsoft - Linux Integration Services

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In a hosted environment, fabric administrators have more privileges than domain or workload administrators. The goal of this work is to allow tenants to safely virtualize security-sensitive workloads. This is accomplished using multiple technologies, including: • Trusted Platform Module (TPM)—to seal encryption keys and to support unattended booting. • Measured Boot—to verify boot components. • Disk partition encryption—through LUKS & dm-crypt. This work uses the above technologies to secure the boot chain and the encryption keys to the point where Control is passed to the operating system. This work focuses mainly on virtualized environments, but these principles are applicable in bare metal environments as well.

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Michael Brasher

Principal Software Developer, Microsoft - Linux Integration Services
Mike received a Master’s in Computer Science from the University of Houston at Clear Lake. For the past twenty years, he has implemented open standards. He is the original architect and developer of various open-source projects developed on Linux and Unix platforms, including OpenPegasus, Open Management Infrastructure, and ODataLite. For the past seven years, he worked at Microsoft, where he worked on the latter two open-source projects and... Read More →


Monday August 22, 2016 10:45am - 11:35am
Pier 5

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