Christian Folini

Christian Folini is a medieval historian working as a security engineer and open source enthusiast. He holds a Ph.D. in medieval history and enjoys defending castles across Europe. Unfortunately, defending medieval castles is not a big business anymore and therefore, he turned to defending web servers, which he finds equally challenging. He brings more than ten years of experience with ModSecurity configuration in high security environments, DDoS defense and threat modeling.

Christian Folini is the author of the second edition of the ModSecurity Handbook and one of the few teachers on this subject. He is a Co-Lead of the OWASP ModSecurity Core Rule Set project. Christian serves as vice president of the Swiss federal public-private-partnership "Swiss Cyber Experts" and as the program chair of the "Swiss Cyber Storm" conference. He is also a frequent speaker at national and international conferences, where he tries to use his background in the humanities to explain hardcore technical topics to various audiences.