Provided by: Science and Development Network (SciDev.Net)
Date Added: Apr 2012
Security focused OS (Secure OS) is attracting attention as a method for minimizing damage caused by various intrusions. Secure OSs can restrict the damage due to an attack by using Mandatory Access Control (MAC). In some projects, secure OSs for Linux has been developed. In these OSs, different implementation methods have been adopted. However, there is no method for easily evaluating the performance of the secure OS in detail, and the relationship between the implementation method and the performance is not clear. The secure OS in Linux after version 2.6 has often been implemented by Linux Security Modules (LSM).