Writing Reports: value the real risk
This article is part of the OWASP Testing Guide v4 (the current status is:DRAFT).
OWASP Testing Guide v4 Table of Contents [DRAFT] At the moment the The entire OWASP Testing Guide v3 can be downloaded here.
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.