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:

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