Saying “Security is important” is a bit like saying “Atlanta weather can be unpredictable”. That being said, it’s unfortunately pretty tough to get everything correct, since all parts of the overall application must be working in harmony; one problem in one area of the application can bring the system down.
Focusing solely on PHP for this May 3rd, 2018 presentation, Chris Forrence starts out by going through a few recent security advisories from popular frameworks and content management systems. After that, he does an Audience Participation segment to review some tricky-to-spot code flaws from RIPS Technologies. Finally, he discusses how to keep potentially-bad code out of the codebase.
About Chris: Chris has spent around 7 years as a full stack software engineer, starting in a Java stack and transitioning to PHP and the LAMP stack in 2012. He’s worked in a variety of industries including marketing, telecommunications, gaming, and construction. Chris works for OxBlue as a LAMP Software Engineer and currently resides in Dunwoody, GA with his wife and cats. You can follow Chris on Twitter at @chrisforrence (twitter.com/chrisforrence).