Title

Teaching PHP with security in mind

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publisher

School of Computer and Information Science, Edith Cowan University

Faculty

Computing, Health and Science

School

School of Computer and Information Science, Centre for Security Research

RAS ID

3967

Comments

Originally published as: Baatard, G. (2007, December). Teaching PHP with security in mind. In Australian Information Security Management Conference (p. 21). Original article available here

Abstract

The PHP server-side scripting language has found significant popularity due to its accessibility, simplicity and affordability. With the deployment of PHP-inclusive web development environments becoming easier, universities have begun to offer units of study in the language. However, students coming from a background of HTML-based web development will often not be adequately prepared to consider the security implications associated with a powerful scripting language. It is important that students are taught to recognise and respond to the security implications of their code from an early stage, as a matter of good programming practice. This paper demonstrates how security teachings can be implemented throughout a PHP-based web development unit, and details four pertinent PHP security issues which can and should be addressed in such a unit.

DOI

10.4225/75/57b41b9030df7

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Link to publisher version (DOI)

10.4225/75/57b41b9030df7