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Scott Arciszewski - Blogroll

Chief Development Officer

With 15 years of software development, application security, and system administration experience, Scott aspires to help others attain a happier work-life balance by solving difficult problems and automating trivial tasks. He is mostly known in the community for his open source software security research and strong progressive positions on providing tools and frameworks that are secure by default. @CiPHPerCoder


Paseto is a Secure Alternative to the JOSE Standards (JWT, etc.)

Paseto (Platform-Agnostic Security Tokens) is everything JWT should be, but isn't (namely, secure)


Our Ambitious Plan to Make Insecure PHP Software a Thing of the Past

Let's solve application security at an ecosystem level by updating outdated and/or insecure blog posts to refer developers to better practices.


Assuring Ciphertext Integrity for Homomorphic Cryptosystems

How to build a homomorphic encryption scheme that is not vulnerable to chosen-ciphertext attacks, using blockchain-like protocols.


Certainty: Automated CACert.pem Management for PHP Software

Our new open source library, which keeps your Certificate Authority certificate bundle up-to-date.


Supply Chain Attacks and Secure Software Updates

Recent events have put supply chain attacks against software updaters on everyone's radar. Scott explains what this means and what to do about it.


The Quick Guide to Simple and Secure Automatic Updates

How to build your own automatic update system that is verifiably secure.


It Turns Out, 2017 is the Year of Simply Secure PHP Cryptography

A reflection on the first six months of the year, ext/sodium landing in PHP 7.2, and where to go from here.


Libsodium Quick Reference: Similarly-Named Functions and Their Use-Cases

A quick comparison of libsodium functions with similar names/purposes, and which one to use for a specific use case


Building Searchable Encrypted Databases with PHP and SQL

How to implement field-level data encryption while still allowing fast queries.


Checklist-Driven Security Considered Harmful

Application security has a checklist problem; we propose a better way forward.


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