Paragon Initiative Enterprises Blog

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

Checklist-Driven Security Considered Harmful

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


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.


No Way, JOSE! Javascript Object Signing and Encryption is a Bad Standard That Everyone Should Avoid

JWT, JWE, JWS, etc. are terrible designs and need to be scrapped, not resuscitated.


Cryptographically Secure PHP Development

Your field guide to building secure cryptography features in PHP


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+


Everything You Know About Public-Key Encryption in PHP is Wrong

The perils and pitfalls involved with implementing public-key encryption in a PHP project, and how to do it right.


Guide to Automatic Security Updates For PHP Developers

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


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.


Securing a PHP Application in 2016: The Pocket Guide

A quick guide to eliminating the common threats when developing PHP applications in 2016.


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

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