Creating an Assessment

How to create an assessment in RiskSense.

An Assessment is a way to segment your scans (and their corresponding hosts and findings) and "bookmark" a certain point in time. This makes it much easier to locate certain scan files and data for filtering and reference later. Assessments can be created in a couple of different locations in RiskSense. 

1. Assessments can be created on their own in the Admin Menu: Settings (Settings Menu - Gear - Small) > Assessments > Create

2. Assessments can be created as part of a scanner Upload: Upload Center > Get Started > Create Assessment

Add a New Assessment

Once the Add New Assessment window opens, complete the following fields.

Date: This date will be very important for future reference. Ensure you set the date corresponding to the scan file date. 

If, for example, you forgot to upload a scan from a month ago and you are uploading it today- best practice is to mark the date on the assessment as a month ago. This will ensure that the Assessment and the month-old scan data will be marked appropriately in RiskSense. 

Name: Name of the assessment.

Notes: (Optional) Any additional notes regarding the assessment or scan file.

Click the Submit button to create the assessment. A scan upload can now be attached to the assessment.