Writing Reports: value the real risk
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This Chapter describes how to value the real risk based on the results of a security assessment. The idea is to create a general methodology to break down the security findings and evaluate the risks with the goal of prioritizing and managing those risks. The real risk is presented in a table that can easily represent a snapshot of the assessment. This table represents the technical information delivered to the client and it is important to present an executive summary for the management.