Paragon Initiative Enterprises Blog

The latest information from the team that develops cryptographically secure PHP software.

Why You Want Paragon Initiative Enterprises to Audit Your Code

Why your software product needs code audits (particularly with cryptography), and how we deliver a higher standard of service.


Building Searchable Encrypted Databases with PHP and SQL

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


How We Engineered CMS Airship to be Simply Secure

A deep dive into the security engineering decisions that went into CMS Airship. A lot of the decisions we made are subtle.


Configuration-Driven PHP Security Advice Considered Harmful

A lot of articles posted online that claim to be about PHP security are patently false and misleading.


Let's Make 2017 the Year of Simply Secure PHP Cryptography

Our plan to make libsodium a core PHP extension and write a userland polyfill for PHP 5.2.4+


CMS Airship: Now and Tomorrow

The secure-by-default open source CMS is about to split.


Do-It-Yourself Hand-Crafted, Boutique, Artisinal Cryptosystems

How to quickly and effectively design a secure, custom cryptography protocol for your applications.


Guide to Automatic Security Updates For PHP Developers

Greatly improve the security of your software by making it automatically apply the latest security updates.


Untangling the Forget-Me Knot: Secure Account Recovery Made Simple

How to implement a secure and robust "I forgot my password" system.


On the (in)security of popular open source Content Management Systems written in PHP

An analysis of the deficits in the security features offered by WordPress, Drupal, and Joomla.


Need Technology Consultants?

Will tomorrow bring costly and embarrassing data breaches? Or will it bring growth, success, and peace of mind?

Our team of technology consultants have extensive knowledge and experience with application security and web/application development.

We specialize in cryptography and secure PHP development.

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Our Security Newsletters

Want the latest from Paragon Initiative Enterprises delivered straight to your inbox? We have two newsletters to choose from.

The first mails quarterly and often showcases our behind-the-scenes projects.

The other is unscheduled and gives you a direct feed into the findings of our open source security research initiatives.

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