small talk on security
Chapter 1：TOMOYO Linux meets PacSec
December 12, 2007（Wed.）
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On November 29, I had a presentation titled "TOMOYO Linux: A Practical Method to Understand and Protect Your Own Linux Box" at the PacSec2007, held in Aoyama, Tokyo. It was my very first participation at PacSec. The conference was truly wonderful one.
The main theme of PacSec is security. "Pac" stands for Pacific, "Sec" stands for Security, of course. There are coupled events called CanSecWec (Canadian) and EUSecWest (European). PacSec2007 was the 5th PacSec conference. PacSec had been held three times in Japan.
PacSec consists of two parts. One is "Dojo" and the other is "Conference". In this article, I'd like to introduce the conference part. There were as many as thirteen presentations including three by Japanese speakers.
fig1: PacSec 2007 Staff
TOMOYO Linux at PacSec2007
PacSec2007 was held at Aoyama Diamond Hall. It is same hall that I had a presentation titled "The Way of the TOMOYO Linux" on 11, November, 2005, the memorial day of the first release as open source.
There were about one hundred attendees. Most of them are from overseas, as it is an international conference. I had talks on two major international conferences in this year, "Embedded Linux Conference" and "Ottawa Linux Symposium". The atmosphere of PacSec was not like neither of them.
My straight forward impression of PacSec will be "at home and comfortable". I wonder what made me feel so. I guess it is because most of the attendees are known each other.
Dragos, the man of the conference, and other staff were enjoying conversations with attendees. Thus, PacSec is very "at home" conference while the conference itself is highly technical.
So I could take my part of TOMOYO Linux presentation in the entire relaxed mood. Next