[talk] NYC*BUG Tonight: HardenedBSD

George Rosamond george at ceetonetechnology.com
Wed Jun 15 12:26:53 EDT 2016

June 15
Adventures in HardenedBSD, Shawn Webb
18:45, Stone Creek Bar & Lounge: 140 E 27th St
Notice: Not the usual first Wednesday


This last year has been an amazing one for HardenedBSD.

We're now around 1.5 years old (though our codebase has existed for
longer) and we're starting to get noticed. This presentation talks about
the cool things we're doing in exploit mitigation development and
OPNSense integration.

You'll hear where we've come from, what we're doing now, and where we'll
be headed in the next year. Included will be discussions of ASLR, W^X,
PIE + RELRO, and a few other lower-level tidbits in exploit mitigation

Speaker Bio

Shawn is a security engineer for G2, Inc. He is also the cofounder of
HardenedBSD and one of its lead engineers. He was introduced into the
security industry as a teenager, falling in love with both offensive and
defensive security. Shawn has written tools like libhijack, which aims
to make runtime process infection dead simple on Linux and FreeBSD. Now
he works primarily on the defensive end, implementing exploit mitigation
technologies in HardenedBSD.

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