WordPress Pentests & Risk Management

Don't wait until you get hacked. With a pen test, you'll gain insight into your website's vulnerabilities.

Insecure websites risk serious consequences:

Hackers can infiltrate your website, take over and steal both company and visitor data.

Your website can, unbeknownst to you, spread malware to unsuspecting visitors.

A data breach can cause serious reputational damage, diminishing the trust of customers and partners.

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Here's how a pen test works

A pen test is a simulated attack on your WordPress website. The goal? To find security weaknesses before real hackers do. We use advanced software and methods to identify vulnerabilities in your website, just as a hacker would, to test your website.

Black Box pen test

We perform the Black Box pen test. This is most similar to a real attack by hackers. Without prior information from the client, our ethical hackers use open sources to analyze your environment and find vulnerabilities.

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The value of a pen test for your website

With a pen test, we provide you with an in-depth overview of the vulnerabilities in your website. In doing so, we deliver a clear and detailed roadmap to strengthen cyber security and keep hackers out. Our reports are written in plain language, avoiding technical jargon as much as possible. For management, we include a concise summary with essential recommendations.


  • Risk Management: If required, we will work on all action items.
Here's how it works

Pentests according to the Penetration Test Execution Standard (PTES)

Information Collection

This phase consists of gathering as much information about the target as possible. This can include (sub)domain names, public sources (OSINT), the WHOIS database, network infrastructure and more. The idea is to get a complete picture of the target.

Threat Modeling

Based on the information collected, we identify potential threats. We determine which data is critical, devise appropriate attack strategies and prioritize the attacks.

In particular, vulnerabilities that may reveal sensitive information are tested first. Each vulnerability is then assessed with a risk analysis.

Vulnerability Analysis

After gathering information, we focus on identifying potential vulnerabilities. We use a mix of automated tools such as Nessus Professional and manual tests performed by our ethical hackers. These experts take an inventive approach to the system, looking for vulnerabilities. We use several international standards in this analysis, including the OWASP Top 10 and OWASP WSTG.


In this phase, our ethical hackers attempt to exploit the identified vulnerabilities to gain unauthorized access to the website or data. The goal is to understand the real-world impact of these vulnerabilities.


Once our ethical hackers are in, they start investigating how far they can go to further compromise the website. This means looking at how they can move around within the network, get more privileges, or get to sensitive information. Here we can see if, for example, the database is secure or if sensitive information is obtainable.

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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cost of a pen test?

The cost of a penetration test, also called a pen test, can vary depending on several factors such as the complexity of the Web site, the depth of the test, and the duration of the test.

To illustrate, the cost for a pen test performed by a specialist with handling of the Penetration Testing Execution Standard (PTES), OWASP Top 10 and OWASP WSTG standards, starts at €3,200 excluding VAT. The price for a re-test, intended to verify that the vulnerabilities have been correctly fixed, starts from €200.

Is it also possible to perform a limited pen test?

Sure, we can focus a pen test specifically on the OWASP Top 10, which represents the most common vulnerabilities within web applications. For this targeted OWASP Top 10 pen test, we charge a rate of €950, excluding VAT.

The OWASP Top 10 does not include every possible vulnerability. However, it does include the vulnerability categories that generally pose the greatest risks.

With the limited pen test, it is not possible to discuss the report with the pen tester.

What is a penetration test or pen test?

A penetration test, often abbreviated to pen test, is a controlled attack on a Web site, network or Web application to identify and evaluate security weaknesses. The purpose of a penetration test is to discover any vulnerabilities in a system before malicious actors do, so that appropriate action can be taken to fix the vulnerabilities.

What methodologies do you use when performing pen testing?

During a pen test, we use various international standards and methods to identify and categorize vulnerabilities. The main standards we use are the Penetration Testing Execution Standard (PTES), OWASP Top 10 and OWASP WSTG.

The Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) is used to assess the severity of vulnerabilities.

Does a pen test provide assurance that my Web site will not be hacked?

No, a pen test does not provide an absolute guarantee against all forms of hacks. While it can identify important website vulnerabilities and recommend improvements, there are other ways an attacker can gain access. One example is "social engineering," in which attackers manipulate people to obtain confidential information or perform certain actions. However, by performing regular pentest checks, you significantly reduce the risk and ensure a stronger level of security for your Web site. Periodic pentest checks obviously help minimize risk.

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