The risks of WordPress
WordPress, as one of the most widely used Content Management Systems (CMS) in the world, provides a platform for creating both websites and elaborate WooCommerce Web shops. However, the popularity and versatility of WordPress also make it an attractive target for hackers. Like other CMS platforms, WordPress is not immune to cyber threats.
Vulnerabilities in WordPress can be at different levels. Themes, used to define the design and functionality of a site, can contain vulnerabilities. In addition, custom code and plugins, which add additional features to a site, can pose potential security risks. Server settings, if not properly configured, and the site's underlying framework can also be vulnerable. It is therefore critical for website owners and administrators to perform regular updates and pen testing to ensure the security of their WordPress site.
Comply with the AVG
To comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (AVG), it is essential that websites and online platforms ensure the security of personal data. One of the recommended methods to ensure the security of a website is to conduct a penetration test (pen test). This test identifies vulnerabilities and assesses the effectiveness of the website's security measures.
The AVG emphasizes the importance of regularly testing, assessing and evaluating technical and organizational measures to ensure the security of data processing. By conducting pen tests, organizations can not only identify and address potential security risks, but also demonstrate that they are taking proactive steps to comply with AVG requirements and protect their users' data.