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Kyle Rankin is the President of Purism and was a Tech Editor and columnist at Linux Journal.

He is the author of Linux Hardening in Hostile Networks, DevOps Troubleshooting, The Official Ubuntu Server Book, Knoppix Hacks, Knoppix Pocket Reference, Linux Multimedia Hacks and Ubuntu Hacks, and also a contributor to a number of other O’Reilly books.

Rankin speaks frequently on security and open-source software including at FOSDEM, BsidesLV, O’Reilly Security Conference, OSCON, SCALE, CactusCon, Linux World Expo and Penguicon. You can follow him at @kyle and @kylerankin.

Designing security that empowers the user is hard, which is why most security software doesn't. Most security measures do their best to remove control from the user and anchor trust in the hands of the vendor. In addition to being easier, it also makes the customer dependent on the vendor for their security.

Security can (and should) put the user in control, but designing it takes more effort and consideration. This talk will explain some of the problems with vendor-centric security design and use real-world examples to show how to design security that puts the user in control.

2022 April 23 - 13:30
45 min
LinuxFest Northwest 22

Happening at the same time:

  1. Designing Security That Empowers Users
  2. Start Time:
    2022 April 23 13:30


  3. Making dollars and sense of free software funding's future
  4. Start Time:
    2022 April 23 13:30