Chris Shiflett

Chris Shiflett

A creative web developer from Brooklyn.

Brooklyn, New York

Areas of Expertise:

  • Web 2.0
  • social web apps
  • PHP
  • web app security
  • design
  • consulting
  • speaking
  • programming
  • writing

Chris Shiflett is a creative web developer who loves making web sites. He is a thought leader in the PHP and web application security communities — a widely-read blogger at, a popular speaker at industry conferences worldwide, and the founder of the PHP Security Consortium.

His books include the critically-acclaimed Essential PHP Security (O’Reilly) and HTTP Developer's Handbook (Sams). His writing has also appeared in a number of other popular books including Programming PHP (O’Reilly), PHP Cookbook (O’Reilly), and PHP in Action (Manning).

Essential PHP Security Essential PHP Security
by Chris Shiflett
October 2005
Print: $29.95
Ebook: $23.99

Chris blogs at:

The Motherfuton News

May 14 2014

I absolutely loved the first season (two episodes) of MFN, so I’m highly anticipating the new season. Watch out, Idina Menzel. You’ve got some serious competition. As an experiment, please don’t share this on Twitter o… read more

Breakfast in the Sunshine

March 18 2014

I wrote something for the Fictive Kin blog called Breakfast in the Sunshine: To help clients appreciate the benefits of asking me to solve a problem rather than implement a solution, I often use a simple metaphor. Don’t ask for a window in the k… read more

"Overall the book is well written with lots of interesting asides and almost personal comments – it's fairly easy reading."
--Mike James, I Programmer