Put Down the Superglobals! Secure PHP Development with Inspekt

Edward Finkler (Funkatron Productions)
PHP, Security
Location: Meeting Room B1/B4
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Inspekt is a comprehensive input filtering and validation library for PHP4 and PHP5. With a focus on simplicity, Inspekt makes writing secure web applications in PHP faster and easier.

Attendees of this talk will learn:

  • The Inspekt approach to filtering and validating user input, including the “input cage” concept
  • how to ensuring secure code throughout the development process
  • how to integrate Inspekt with existing applications
  • how Inspekt integrates with popular frameworks like the Zend Framework and CodeIgniter

Development of Inspekt is funded by OWASP’s Spring of Code 2007.

More information: http://inspekt.org and http://owasp.org

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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.

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Dean Jefferson
07/23/2009 7:59am PDT

I’m very interested in using inspekt to write more secure PHP apps. – thanks for all the info. and for your work on this project.

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