A FMEA Analysis on Web Applications

cybersecurity, FMEA analysis, software vulnerabilities, WordPress


  • Gabriel PETRICĂ
    gabriel.petrica@upb.ro (Primary Contact)
    EUROQUALROM, Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology, University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest, Romania
  • Costel CIUCHI University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest, Romania


Based on the Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) method, this paper identifies the potential causes that lead to the failure of a Web application built on the WordPress platform. Both software vulnerabilities identified in the U.S. National Vulnerability Database (NVD) and other platform administration and configuration processes that can be exploited in cyber-attacks against the Web application are considered. Finally, measures to eliminate potential security breaches are proposed in the form of a best practice guide for managing sensitive data and increasing the level of security for this type of application.