Writing Reports: value the real risk

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OWASP Testing Guide v3 Table of Contents

This article is part of the OWASP Testing Guide v3. The entire OWASP Testing Guide v3 can be downloaded here.

OWASP at the moment is working at the OWASP Testing Guide v4: you can browse the Guide here

In this Chapter it is described 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 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