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Locking down PHP

July 2, 2014  |  Written by Security Ninja  |   Application Security   |   1 Comment

While PHP has a bad reputation for being an insecure language, like any programming languages it can be used securely if proper defences are taken. Developing an application using the Secure Development Principles is a great first step to defending your application, but it’s important to implement a defence in depth approach to also lock down the PHP interpreter and server. This can also be a great benefit when you’re required to run 3rd party … Read more >

DeepSec 2013

December 17, 2013  |  Written by Security Ninja  |   Application Security, Hacking, Ninja News and Updates   |   Leave a comment

Hi everyone, DeepSec is a security conference lauded by its fans as having the most interesting talks and inviting atmosphere. In its seventh year, it runs in Vienna, Austria, chosen for its central EU location, and not just because it’s a beautiful city, with Christmas markets on at the same time as the conference – another good reason to visit. This was my first year going to DeepSec, thanks to the organizers offering a trip … Read more >

Hack in Paris 2013

June 24, 2013  |  Written by Security Ninja  |   Application Security, Ninja News and Updates   |   2 Comments

Hi everyone, I’ve just got back into the office after a few fun days at the Hack in Paris conference and I wanted to share my thoughts about the conference and give you a link to my slides. I spoke at the first Hack in Paris conference in 2011 and I predicted that the conference had a bright future. I was very happy to find that the conference has grown into (in my opinion) one of … Read more >

OWASP Dublin – Realex Payments Application Security Workshop

May 13, 2013  |  Written by Security Ninja  |   Application Security, Ninja News and Updates   |   Leave a comment

Hi everyone, I’m happy to announce that we will be hosting an OWASP Dublin chapter event in the Realex Payments Dublin office later this month. I gave my first OWASP Dublin talk nearly five years ago so I’m delighted to say we are going to host an exciting chapter event! The chapter will be offering free application security training followed by two interesting security talks in the evening. This is similar to the format we … Read more >


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