Christian Folini


Christian Folini

netnea senior security consultant

webserver engineer

Dr. phil. (History), University of Fribourg, Switzerland

Steps and Skills

  • Author of the 2nd Edition of the ModSecurity Handbook
  • Co-Lead of the OWASP ModSecurity Core Rule Set project
  • Active teacher for ModSecurity and CRS
  • Apache engineer and Web Application Security expert
  • Program chair of the Swiss Cyber Storm annual security conference
  • Vice president of the public private partnership Swiss Cyber Experts
  • Renown speaker at international conferences
  • Strong conceptual view on defense against Denial of Service attacks
  • 3rd level LPI certified (LPIC-3 Security)
  • Christian Folini speaks English, German and French; all three fluently

Selected Projects

  • Security Engineering for one of the two Swiss E-Voting projects
  • Design and implementation of the reverse proxy, the authentication layer and the web application firewall of a mid-sized Swiss bank
  • Design and implementation of the reverse proxy layer for 120 dedicated services of a very big Swiss company
  • Design and implementation of the Paranoia Mode of the Core Rule Set project
  • Author of a dozen Apache / ModSecurity tutorials here at netnea
  • Active Defender in one of the best known Swiss DDoS attacks
  • Author of several corporate DDoS defense handbooks

Certificates and Trainings

  • Linux Professional Institute Certificate Level 3 (LPIC-3 Security).

Interests and hobbies

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