What is in a Vulnerability Assessment Report?
If you have good vulnerability management tools in place, the meat of the report will come from the vulnerability scanner. It should provide you with the name of the vulnerability, date of discovery, CVSS score, a description of the vulnerability and the systems impacted, and a POC (proof of concept) of the vulnerability. You will then want to augment the vulnerability scanner’s report with some analysis to provide context to the report.
Tailoring Your Report for Your Audience
Vulnerability assessment reports can be used for a number of different purposes, which means you might have a few different audiences for your report. The Board of Directors will not need as detailed a report as your IT team, so you should create versions of your report accordingly, highlighting the information that matters to that particular audience.
Why is a Vulnerability Assessment Report Essential?
Vulnerability assessment reports provide a roadmap for remediation, but they can also be used to demonstrate regulatory compliance, benchmark progress, and lower your cyber insurance premium.