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Assess observations

With an assessment of an observation the user can change two attributes of an observation:

  • The severity given by the parser must not necessarily match the severity of the observation for the current product.
  • All observations have initially the status Open. The result of an investigation how to deal with the observation might say, the observation must not be fixed because it is ...
    • ... In review and needs further investigation.
    • ... already Resolved. You have to be aware that the observation will be set back to Open if it will be found in a subsequent import.
    • ... a Duplicate of another observation.
    • ... a False positive that has been detected by the scanner wrongly.
    • ... Risk accepted, a decision that a breach because of that observation can be managed.
    • The system is Not affected because the observation has been mitigated by a measure.

The dialog to enter the assessment can be opened when showing the observation:

Start assessment

In the assessment dialog the user can change either the severity and/or the status and has to enter a mandatory comment to explain the change:


A new entry with the changed values is stored in the Observation Log after the assessment has been saved.