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Linux Security Summit (Seattle, Washington + Virtual)

September 29, 2021 - October 1, 2021

The Linux Foundation is hosting its Linux Security Summit on September 29 – October 1 in Seattle, Washington, as well as virtually. This is a technical forum for collaboration between Linux developers, researchers, and end users. Its primary aim is to foster community efforts in analyzing and solving Linux security challenges.

Elana Copperman, an ELISA Project Ambassador and System Safety Architect at Mobileye (part of Intel), will be giving a presentation titled “Where do Security and Safety Meet?” on Thursday, September 30 at 11:05-11:50 am PDT. 

System security and safety have common goals, yet often follow divergent development paths. We are taking a look at the Linux kernel configuration features, many of which were originally designed for security, which can be used to enable safety critical applications. In this talk, we will give an overview of our recent work researching existing kernel features important to enable safety critical applications. The kernel configurations are mapped onto Common Weakness Enumerations, but more significantly we demonstrate how they are specifically relevant to support basic safety features such as kernel memory or avoiding race conditions. The work is in the context of ELISA (, striving to promote the acceptance of Linux in industries such as avionics, medical devices, and automotive, for which safety is an essential requirement. Our goal is to discuss our work with the Linux kernel developers engaged in the Linux Self-Protection Project and others interested in this area. Add this to your schedule here.

This year’s event will be held in a hybrid format.  Registrants can choose to attend in-person in Seattle or virtually. To learn more or to register, visit the main event website.


September 29, 2021
October 1, 2021
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