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Introduction to PHP Security

Course description

This implementation-focused course dives into the core security skills needed for the PHP platform. It provides strategies and examples for previously insecure practices in PHP.

Learning objectives

  • Understand how web servers handle requests and hand them over to PHP interpreter
  • Recognize that there is no sandbox with PHP, and know how to tackle those implications
  • Use configuration files to control the PHP interpreter to effectively apply the most important security controls
  • Properly plan for users and the filesystem to prevent command execution
  • Recognize that the availability of dynamic code does not mean it can be used
  • Generate strong random numbers in different versions of PHP with CSPRNG and PRNG
  • Perform checks on $_FILES server-side and client-side
  • Achieve and describe the concept of plane separation with PDO and other drivers
  • Set up a project (i.e., code, not a server) capable of customized error handling without showing verbose error information to the user


Delivery Format: eLearning

Duration: 1 hour

Level: Intermediate

Intended Audience:

  • Architects
  • Back-End Developers
  • Front-End Developers
  • Enterprise Developers
  • QA Engineers


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