Comment on page

SCP - Writing Secure Code in PHP

Learn how to write secure code in PHP, identifying vulnerable patterns
PHP is one of the most famous languages in the world. Magento, WordPress, Drupal, and Joomla are written in PHP. Whether you are developing an extension for a blog or a complete e-commerce platform, knowing what vulnerable patterns look like is crucial for writing secure code. This course will guide you through different scenarios that will let you understand how attackers look at the code and applications. We will look at vulnerabilities and remediations from a developer's point of view, equipping you with the right knowledge and tools to support you in each phase of the software development lifecycle. "SCP - Writing secure code in PHP" is a course for developers, security engineers, or professionals that want to improve their skills in PHP secure code reviews and vulnerability exploitation. The training is based on the OWASP standards such as the OWASP Top 10 2021 and the OWASP ASVS v4.
IDOR vulnerability in PHP. Example from the course


  • Knowledge about PHP fundamentals
  • Basic knowledge of Laravel
  • Basic knowledge of SQL syntax
  • Interest in security

Target audience

  • Security Engineers
  • Security Champions
  • DevOps
  • Developers

Tools used

  • Any IDE
  • Docker (docker-compose)
  • Burp Suite Community edition
  • Semgrep
  • Coffee or Tea ☕️


The hacking mindset
How attackers will look at your applications
Secure coding introduction
Secure coding principles
OWASP Top 10 2021
OWASP ASVS and security requirements
CVSS: how to rate vulnerabilities
Exploiting the client side
LAB: DOM Cross Site Scripting (XSS)
LAB: Reflected Cross Site Scripting (XSS)
LAB: Stored Cross Site Scripting (XSS)
LAB: CORS misconfigurations
LAB: Security Headers (Attacking CSP)
LAB: Client side open redirect
Authentication Mechanisms in PHP and Laravel
Protecting routes
Authorization and Access Control
LAB: Broken Access Control
LAB: Type Juggling attacks on hashing functions
LAB: Mass Assignment
LAB: Insecure Direct Object Reference
LAB: Path Traversal
LAB: CSRF (Cross Site Request Forgery)
Server Side Injections
LAB: SQL injections
LAB: Command injection
LAB: Code Injection
LAB: XML External Entities
LAB: Server-Side Request Forgery
LAB: Server Side Template Injections in Twig
Vulnerable and Outdated Components
The importance of SCA (Static Component Analysis)
LAB: Detecting known vulnerabilities using Snyk
Integrate SCA in the CI/CD pipeline
Detecting vulnerabilities in Laravel using SCA
Scanning your code using Semgrep
Semgrep basics
LAB: Semgrep for PHP: How to write rules
Semgrep automation

Why should you attend this course?

This course will teach you the inside out of exploiting and securing PHP applications via real-life examples. If you are a PHP developer / DevOps this is the course for you.

More info? Contact us at [email protected]