Christian Folini is 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 so he turned to defending web servers, which he finds equally challenging. He brings 15 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 the best known teacher on the subject. He co-leads the OWASP ModSecurity Core Rule Set project and serves as the program chair of the “Swiss Cyber Storm” conference. In 2020, the Swiss government invited him to moderate a dialogue with 25 scientists on the questions of online voting security. Christian Folini is a frequent speaker at conferences, where he tries to use his background in the humanities to explain hardcore technical topics to audiences of different backgrounds.