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Optimizing ModSecurity on NGINX and NGINX Plus

Date: This event took place live on January 09 2018

Presented by: Christian Folini

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes.

Cost: Free

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In this webcast, we introduce the open source ModSecurity Web Application Firewall. ModSecurity allows you to thwart web attacks by inspecting the incoming HTTP requests a selection of granular rules. The standard ruleset accompanying ModSecurity, the OWASP ModSecurity Core Rule Set, will be presented by one of its authors. You will learn how to set it all up with NGINX open source and NGINX Plus, how to begin addressing common security threats, and where to find additional information.

Christian Folini, Security Engineer at Netnea, Switzerland

Christian Folini is a medieval historian working as a security engineer and open source enthusiast. He holds a PhD 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.