Relative Date Summary Report

by Cody Dumont
February 6, 2014

SecurityCenter supports server predefined relative date setting for trend analysis, remediation tracking, and vulnerability analysis. This report template provides five chapters using these relative date summary filters.

This executive report shows trending graphs of when vulnerabilities are identified and other tools, such as pie charts, tables and bar charts that display vulnerability and compliance status. The time periods covered 25 days, 3 months, 6 months and 12 months.

The primary benefit of this report is the normalization of monthly and/or quarterly reporting requirements. The chapters in this report can be selected to only include the 25-day summary chapter, or all chapters depending on your organization’s requirements. This report does not require any manual adjustment as all date filters use a relative date based on the date the report is executed.

The report is available in the SecurityCenter 4.7 Report app feed, an app store of dashboards, reports and assets.  

The report requirements are:

  • SecurityCenter 4.7.1
  • Nessus 5.2.4

Chapters

Executive Summary - This chapter contains a series of tables showing the vulnerability, compliance, and remediation count over the past 12 months. Each table shows a specific data set, with a count for the previous 25 days, 90 days, 180 days and 365 days. The data in this chapter allows security managers to gain an understanding of the vulnerabilities over the course of 12 months.

25 Day Summary - This chapter covers all vulnerabilities discovered within the past 25 days. The objective of this chapter is to represent the most recent vulnerabilities discovered. The data is displayed in three sections: the first section shows vulnerabilities that have been discovered; the second shows remediated vulnerabilities; and the third shows the compliance checks.

3 Month (90 Day) Summary - This chapter covers all vulnerabilities discovered in the previous 90 days. The objective of this chapter is to represent vulnerabilities discovered over 3 months. The data is displayed in three sections: the first section shows vulnerabilities that have been discovered; the second shows remediated vulnerabilities; and the third shows the compliance checks.

6 Month (180 Day) Summary - This chapter covers all vulnerabilities discovered during the previous 180 days. The objective of this chapter is to represent vulnerabilities discovered during the past 6 months. The data is displayed in three sections: the first section shows vulnerabilities that have been discovered; the second shows remediated vulnerabilities; and the third shows the compliance checks.

12 Month (365 Day) Summary - This chapter covers all vulnerabilities discovered during the previous 365 days. The objective of this chapter is to represent vulnerabilities discovered during previous 12 months. The data is displayed in three sections: the first section shows vulnerabilities that have been discovered; the second shows remediated vulnerabilities; and the third shows the compliance checks.