Writing Reports: value the real risk

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This article is part of the new OWASP Testing Guide v4. 
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This Chapter describes how to value the real risk as result 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 them. It is presented in a table that can easily represent a snapshot of the assessment. This table represents the technical information to deliver to the client, then it is important to present an executive summary for the management.

5.1 How to value the real risk
5.2 How to write the report of the testing