Philippe De Ryck

Philippe De Ryck

I am currently running the Web Security Training program at iMinds-DistriNet, in order to help practitioners navigate the web security landscape. Through practical, hands-on trainings, I teach them about relevant threats, current state-of-practice security technologies, and upcoming technologies they need to keep an eye on. 

I finished my PhD on client-side web security (Full title: Client-Side Web Security: Mitigating Threats against Web Sessions). During my PhD, I was the lead author of the "Primer on Client-Side Web Security", a book covering numerous client-side attacks and their countermeasures, both in state-of-practice deployments as in state-of-the-art research. 

The most recent information on our Web Security training activities can be found on If you are interested in organizing Web security training activities for your company, or in participating in dissemination activities, feel free to contact me.


Key publications:

  1. Lieven Desmet, Frank Piessens, Philippe De Ryck, Wouter Joosen, Rigo Wenning, Bert Bos, Stephen Farrell, Sebastian Lekies, Martin Johns, European Web Security Roadmap, Technical Report, October 2015 download0 519571bibtex
  2. Steven Van Acker, Lieven Desmet, Stephen Farrell, Martin Johns, Frank Piessens, Philippe De Ryck, Rigo Wenning, Case study 2 Report: Secure Web Architectures, Technical Report, April 2015 download0 519569bibtex
  3. Philippe De Ryck, Nick Nikiforakis, Lieven Desmet, Frank Piessens, Wouter Joosen, Protected web components: Hiding sensitive information in the shadows, IT Professional, volume 17, issue 1, pages 36-43, 04 February 2015 download0 487505bibtex
  4. Philippe De Ryck, Lieven Desmet, Frank Piessens, Wouter Joosen, SecSess: keeping your session tucked away in your browser, Proceedings of the 30th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, pages 2171-2176, Salamanca, Spain, 2015 download0 503824bibtex
  5. Philippe De Ryck, (supervisors: Wouter Joosen, Lieven Desmet), Client-Side Web Security: Mitigating Threats against Web Sessions, Ph.D. Thesis, 22 December 2014 download0 471059bibtex


Contact info

  • Office: 04.151
  • Address:
    Dept. Computer Science
    Celestijnenlaan 200A
    B-3001 Heverlee
  • Tel: +3216374794
  • Fax: +3216327996
  • Email: Philippe De Ryck