Using the Cisco Vulnerability Management Home Page

The Home page is a reporting page that reflects full customer data. Users with enough permissions see information for all assets highlighted in the charts and scatterplots.

Note that the user's role can impact how much detailed information is available. In the following image, the sections outlined in red are the ones where Custom Role users will see different numbers compared to users with greater permissions. 


Important: Data that is unavailable to a user with a Custom Role will be greyed-out and the user will not be able to click it. For example, on the "Today's Risk Meter Scatter Plot" users with Custom Roles can click on "Not Accessible" to see inaccessible risk meters represented as grey dots.  

Important: Some users do not have permission to access the Home Page and are redirected to the Explore Page. Administrators can change the option to view the Home Page for a user role when setting up or updating User Roles.




Overview is a macro-level view of your organization, where you can find the total risk score for your entire business. These statistics are an aggregate view of all active assets and open vulnerabilities, refreshed daily.

Note: Cisco Vulnerability Management processes background jobs, such as risk meter refreshes, between 1 AM and 5 AM local time in EU and AJPC, and between 10:30 and 1:30 in the US region, excluding Hawaii.

Risk Score: The nightly snapshot of the average of all of the active, non-zero scored assets.

Vulnerable Assets: The number of active assets.

Vulnerabilities: The number of open vulnerabilities across active assets.

Fixes: The number of fixes that are available to remediate all of the open vulnerabilities.

Mean Time To Remediate: The average number of days it takes for you to remediate vulnerabilities.



Connector Runs
You can use the connector run section to track the progress of your connector runs in real-time, and view connector run history.


Total Risk Score Over Time
This chart measures total risk from the past to present day. It's a great way to measure your progress. All user roles with permission to view the Home Page can see the Total Risk Score line in the chart. 


Today's Risk Scatterplot
This all-inclusive chart displays every risk meter you can access. Each dot represents a risk group. The groups are separated by color into low, medium, and high risk. The Asset Count and Vulnerability Count toggle button adjusts the X-axis ranges (minimum value to maximum value).


Important: Custom Roles that do not have permission to view certain risk groups will see grey dots in place of the ones with color. You can click the legend to filter the Not Accessible risk meters.



Performance Groups

The Top Performers section shows your risk groups with the greatest risk score reduction in the last 30 days.


The Worst Performers section shows your risk groups with the the least risk score reduction.


News Feed

This section helps you stay up to date with the latest from Cisco Vulnerability Management executives, data scientists, and subject matter experts with a feed from the Cisco Vulnerability Management blog. 


Total Ticket Progress Over Time
If you have integrated a ticket system with Cisco Vulnerability Management, this graph will show all of your tickets by status (On Time and Overdue).



Other Tab Options From the Home Page



You can hover over the VM tab and choose from the Dashboard, Explore or Activity pages. On the Dashboard page you can see all of the risk meters you have access to and any dashboard views you have set up. On the Explore page you can see the live view for all of your data. Here, you can filter and interact with your assets, vulnerabilities and fixes. On the Activity page you can see an overview of your risk group activity including reports.


You can hover over the AppSec tab and choose from the Dashboard, Explore, Reporting, or Stacks pages. On the Dashboard page you can see all of the applications that have been configured in your instance. On the Explore page you can discover findings by application, searching, or using dynamic filters. On the Reporting page you can see the overall Reporting summary for all of your applications. On the Stacks page you can organize your risk groups and applications into a single view.


You can hover over the VI tab and choose from the Dashboard or Explore pages for the Vulnerability Intelligence offering. On the Dashboard page you can view the top vulnerabilities for multiple categories in a quick view dashboard. On the Explore page you can discover, browse and search the vulnerability database to understand key vulnerability details, compare CVSS scores, and benchmark them against 's scoring algorithm.


The Connectors menu item allows you administrative access to Connector functions and lists. 


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