How to write a vulnerability report

Reporting is the most important part of the vulnerability assessment process. A vulnerability assessment aims to help the customer understand what potential vulnerabilities potentially exist within their environment and how to address these issues. Even the best vulnerability assessment is of little or no use if the customer can’t understand the results and use them to correct the identity’s weaknesses.

Despite its importance, reporting is often the least-liked part of the vulnerability assessment process. However, to provide high-quality vulnerability assessment services and get repeat business from customers, you need to know how to write a good vulnerability report.

Who am I writing for?

Understanding your audience is an essential part of writing a good vulnerability report. If your customers had your knowledge and skillsets, then the odds are that they wouldn’t be hiring you to perform a vulnerability assessment for them.

A vulnerability report needs to be designed to meet the needs of a few different audiences. You need to write for the executives paying the bills and trying to justify the expense of the assessment. They’re likely non-technical and want to know if their company is secure and that their money was well-spent.

Another big audience is the IT team

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