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Leading PHP Experts Join Forces to Establish the PHP Security Consortium

By Will Ellis
Last Updated on August 27, 2021

NEW YORK, NY – January 31, 2005 – An international group of PHP experts today announced the official launch of the PHP Security Consortium (PHPSC), a group whose mission is to promote secure programming practices within the PHP community through education and exposition while maintaining high ethical standards.

“As PHP has transitioned from personal projects to enterprise application development, the need to educate the community about secure programming practices has risen,” said Chris Shiflett, the group’s founder.

The PHPSC web site ( provides a variety of security resources for PHP developers, including the group’s flagship project, the PHP Security Guide.

“PHP security is a topic of growing concern,” said Andi Gutmans, one of the group’s charter members. “The launch of the PHP Security Consortium is a landmark event for the PHP community, and because most web development technologies face similar security concerns, we believe that developers using other solutions can also benefit from our efforts.”

About the PHP Security Consortium

Founded in January 2005, the PHP Security Consortium (PHPSC) is an international group of PHP experts dedicated to promoting secure programming practices within the PHP community. Members of the PHPSC seek to educate PHP developers about security through a variety of resources, including documentation, tools, and standards.

In addition to their educational efforts, the PHPSC engages in exploratory and experimental research in order to develop and promote standards of best practice for PHP application development.

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