Room 2 

17:40 - 18:40 


Talk (60 min)

In Defence of PHP

PHP is, in my humble opinion, unfairly treated within the security community. Sure, there are a lot of examples of vulnerable PHP code floating around, and outdated WordPress is definitely an easy target, but modern PHP apps are secure and the PHP community does care a lot about security.

Application Security

So I want to take you on a journey from the early days of PHP through to now, looking at different frameworks that have come and gone and where the current state of security is in PHP. I may even defend modern WordPress… maybe…

Stephen Rees-Carter

Stephen is a security consultant and crusted-on PHP developer who spends his days doing Laravel Security Audits and Penetration Tests. When he’s not trying to hack his client’s websites, he teaches Laravel developers about security concepts through his Laravel Security in Depth mailing list. Stephen’s idea of fun is spending a year cleaning infected WordPress sites and picking locks.