Lysator Seminar Series

27/3: New Security Technologies in the Solaris Operating System

With Christoph Schuba, IDA and Sun Microsystems, Inc

This talks explores a number of security technologies that are part of the Solaris Operating System platform.

We focus on technologies that were introduced into the platform as part of Solaris 10: the fine-grained process privilege model, the OS virtualization and containment technology known as Containers (or Zones), the multi-level secure labeling technology known as Solaris Trusted Extensions, a new default-safe stance known as Secure by Default, and finally an overview of projects that are work in progress in the OpenSolaris community.

Christoph Schuba earned his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from Purdue University in 1993 and 1997, performing the majority of his dissertation research in the Computer Science Laboratory at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC). Christoph has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in computer and network security, cryptography, operating systems, and distributed systems at the Universtitaet Heidelberg, Germany, at the International University in Bruchsal, Germany, and at San Jose State University, USA. He has been working since 1997 in Sun Labs and most recently the Solaris Security Organization at Sun Microsystems, Inc. In January 2006 Christoph joined Linkopings universitet in Sweden as Professor in Information Security.

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