An assessment is a systematic process of identifying, quantifying, and prioritizing security weaknesses in a system, network, or application. It involves a thorough review and analysis of potential vulnerabilities that attackers, such as software bugs, misconfigurations, and other security weaknesses, could exploit. This helps organizations to strengthen their security posture and reduce the risk of attacks and data breaches.
There are different types of vulnerability assessments, including network vulnerability assessments, web application vulnerability assessments, and host-based vulnerability assessments. Assessment questionnaires may be used for various cases, such as vendor risk management, internal/external audits, SOC2 certification, and much more.
The benefit of managing assessment questionnaires in PlexTrac is the ability to utilize PlexTrac's Reports and Analytics modules to track and report on the status of the assessment findings.
The Assessments module is available from the main menu.
The Assessments module has two sections/tabs:
  • In Progress/Completed: This tab shows all assessments a user can view, including those completed and in progress.
  • Manage Questionnaires: This tab lists all questionnaires that can be leveraged and used in an assessment, as well as provides the ability to begin an assessment, edit an existing questionnaire, preview a questionnaire, edit answer types, or customize questions.
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