Playing it safe with CMS
Security study for the BSI
CMS-based websites can provide opportunities for repeated attacks by hackers and malicious programs. Even the smallest of vulnerabilities can lead to unauthorized access to online applications, IT infrastructure and sensitive data. In order to assess just how safe Open Source content management systems actually are, the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) commissioned a security study on content management systems from ]init[ and the Fraunhofer Institute for IT Security.
- Descriptions of security threats and vulnerabilities in Drupal, Joomla!, Plone, TYPO3 and Wordpress
- Action recommendations to protect the software reviewed in four typical application scenarios
- Reliable safety assessment of CMS as part of planning and procurement in authorities