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IT Risk Assessment Dashboard

To access the Risk Assessment dashboard, click the corresponding tile in the main window. The IT risks are grouped into three categories:

  • Users and Computers
  • Permissions
  • Data

Within each category there are several key metrics identified by Netwrix Auditor industry experts who also suggested formulas for calculating metrics values. Risks are assessed against these metrics and displayed with the color indicators in accordance with the level:

  • High — red
  • Medium — yellow
  • Low — green

After reviewing general risks assessment results in each category, you can drill-down to details covered in the underlying report— for that, double-click the selected metric or use the View Report button.

 

Customizing Metrics for Your Organization

Default threshold values for risk levels are set in accordance with recommendations of Netwrix industry experts, as described in How Risk Levels Are Estimated . They can be, however, easily customized to reflect your organization's internal security policies and standards. For that, do the following:

  1. In the dashboard pane, select the metric you need and in the Actions section on the right click Modify thresholds.
  2. In the dialog displayed, specify new threshold values for risk levels.
  3. Click OK to save the settings and close the dialog.

Also, for File and folder names containing sensitive data metric you can click Customize risk indicators and edit the list of words you consider to be indicators of sensitive content if detected in the file or folder name.

Similarly, select Potentially harmful files on file shares metric and customize the list of extensions you consider to be indicators of potentially harmful files detected in the file share.

NOTE: New settings will be applied/risk level thresholds will be refreshed after the next data collection session. You can either wait for it to run on schedule, or start it manually by selecting the corresponding monitoring plan and using the Edit > Update command for it. See also Launch Data Collection Manually and Update Status.

Delivering Assessment Results as a File

You can create a subscription to periodically receive IT risk assessment results by email or using a file share. For that, in the dashboard window click Subscribe and configure the necessary settings. See Create Subscriptions for more information.

You can also save current results to a PDF file, using the Export button in the dashboard window.

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