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Securing the PHP Environment with PHPSecInfo

Edward Finkler (Funkatron Productions)
PHP
Location: F151
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 8 ratings)

PHPSecInfo is an easy to install, easy to use security auditing tool for the PHP environment. PHPSecInfo provides an equivalent to the phpinfo() function that reports security information about the PHP environment, and offers suggestions for improvement.

This talk will cover:

  • The current state of security in open source web applications written in PHP
  • The importance of securely configuring PHP
  • The primary audiences for open source web applications, and how PHPSecInfo can be useful to each
  • The role PHPSecInfo can play in a multilayered security approach
  • Deploying, modifying, and extending PHPSecInfo
  • The Zend_Environment_Security module in the Zend Framework
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Edward Finkler

Funkatron Productions

Ed Finkler has been a web developer for 13 years, the last 6 of those as the Web and Security Archive Administrator of CERIAS at Purdue University. In recent years his interests have turned to web application security, especially with open source technology. He is is a member of the PHP Security Consortium and creator of the PHPSecInfo auditing tool for PHP environments. Ed has also worked in Rich Internet Application development, and his Twitter client Spaz was awarded “Best HTML Community App” in the Adobe AIR Developer Derby. Finkler also studies interface design and usability.

OSCON 2008