Executive 7 Day Summary

by Cody Dumont
December 12, 2013

This dashboard provides an executive summary of a weekly status of the current vulnerability management program.  A series of tables, charts and graphs provide a detailed view into the vulnerabilities discovered and mitigated within the last 7 days.  The dashboard is comprised of 18 components that provide an overview analysis of a vulnerability management program that is easy to understand by managers, CISO's and other executives.

The first set of tables show a detailed ratio of vulnerabilities to the risk of exploitation, and if the vulnerability has been mitigated or not.  The tables are followed by series of pie charts, which summarize the severities and risk of exploitation. The next two rows provide a trend analysis of the vulnerabilities by severity and plugin type.  Both sets of trend data are calculated every day over the past 7 days.  The data points are designed to show the daily changes, allowing for detection of unusual activity.  In the third column are the trend graphs showing the vulnerabilities that have returned after they have been previously mitigated. The remaining components show an analysis of assets, and the vulnerabilities with top 10 most vulnerable assets.  Using a bar chart and table, a high level summary is depicted.

The dashboard and its components are available in the SecurityCenter 4.7 Dashboard app feed, an app store of dashboards, reports, and assets.  The dashboard requirements are:

  • SecurityCenter 4.7.1
  • Nessus 5.2.4
  • LCE 4.2.1
  • PVS 4.0

Listed below are the included components:

  • Executive 7 Day - Current Vulnerability Type Matrix
  • Executive 7 Day - Current Vulnerability Summary by Severity
  • Executive 7 Day - Current Vulnerability Trending by Severity
  • Executive 7 Day - Current Vulnerability Trending by Type
  • Executive 7 Day - Current Vulnerability Asset Summary
  • Executive 7 Day - Current Asset Vulnerability Breakdown
  • Executive 7 Day - Exploitable Vulnerability Type Matrix
  • Executive 7 Day - Exploitable Vulnerability Summary by Severity
  • Executive 7 Day - Exploitable Vulnerability Trending by Severity
  • Executive 7 Day - Exploitable Vulnerability Trending by Type
  • Executive 7 Day - Exploitable Vulnerability Asset Summary
  • Executive 7 Day - Exploitable Asset Vulnerability Breakdown
  • Executive 7 Day - Mitigated Vulnerability Type Matrix
  • Executive 7 Day - Mitigated Vulnerability Summary by Severity
  • Executive 7 Day - Previously Mitigated Vulnerability Trend
  • Executive 7 Day - Previously Mitigated Vulnerability Trending by Type
  • Executive 7 Day - Mitigated Vulnerability Asset Summary
  • Executive 7 Day - Mitigated Asset Vulnerability Breakdown