Systems & Design

Linux Security Primer: SELinux And SMACK Frameworks

How to build security into an embedded operating system.


With the increased expansion of the IoT, software developers are called upon to do more to protect their devices from malicious attacks. Building a secure system involves many components and layers of security. This paper offers an introductory review of two popular Linux security frameworks: SELinux and SMACK. Readers will gain an understanding of these two frameworks and when to best implement SELinux or SMACK into their secure embedded Linux design.

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