Dashboard Overview

The Risk Meter Dashboard: Just the Way You Want It

We know that many of our customers have enterprise environments and hundreds of thousands of assets. Leveraging the Dashboard will allow you to group your Risk Meters into views specific to your audience or needs. This FAQ will help you navigate the Dashboard page and outline the many tasks that can be accomplished.

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When you first navigate to the dashboard, you will see your Default Dashboard View and all of the Risk Meters contained in that view. By default, the Default Dashboard View is called “My Risk Groups” and will contain all of the Risk Meters that you have access to see. 

Filter and Sort Options

Looking for a specific subset of Risk Meter names? Want to see every risk meter that has a red score? Want to sort the Risk Meters in a custom order? You can use the various search and sort options to help organize your Risk Meters in a way that makes sense for your organization.


Card View vs List View

You’ll notice that there are two View options in the above screenshot. This represents the two views that you can use to display Risk Meters within the Dashboard.

Card View

Card View displays the Risk Meter dial and score with buttons to access the Top Fixes or Reporting pages.


Viewing Child Risk Meters in Card View

From the Dashboard Card View, you can view all your risk meters including icons that indicate the presence of descendant meters.

Clicking a Child icon opens a new window displaying the children of the parent risk meter. Continue clicking Child icons to drill down.


Available Options Within Card View:

Clicking the ‘i” key on your keyboard will bring up the Risk Group Overview for that Risk Meter. Here you can see the count of assets, vulnerabilities, etc.


Hovering over the Risk Meter name and clicking the Arrow will bring up some additional options:


Show Counts will give you the Risk Group Overview, which is the same as clicking the “i” key on your keyboard.

Show Trendline will change the score dial into a trendline which will show you the last 90 days performance for that Risk Meter.


Edit will allow you to edit the Name of the Risk Meter, which roles have access, or take you to Edit mode in the Explore view to edit the criteria for the Risk Meter.


Delete will allow you to delete the Risk Meter. Please note that this is a permanent action and cannot be undone! This will delete the risk meter entirely from Cisco Vulnerability Management, not just the Dashboard page.


List View

List View allows you to view a list of your Risk Meters within that View instead of the score dial. You will see the number of assets and vulnerabilities for each group along with the score. Hovering over the name of the Risk Meter will bring up the Reporting, Top Fixes, Edit and Delete actions as well.


Viewing Child Risk Meters in List View

You can also view descendant risk meters in the List View. The risk meters appear with the ability to expand and collapse risk groups.

In the List View, you can access the Assets and Vulnerabilities links, which open in the Explore window.


Tip: You can follow the breadcrumbs in the List View or Card View to navigate back through the risk meter levels or simply return to the Dashboard.


Creating Dashboard Views

You have the ability to create additional Dashboard Views which contain subsets of your Risk Groups. To do, click the Add Dashboard View button.


Here, you’ll be able to name the view, select the risk groups to add to the view and also decide who should see the Dashboard view. 


Setting Your Default Dashboard

Every Cisco Vulnerability Management user is able to designate their own default dashboard. It can be one they created themselves or it can be a global/shared dashboard created by an administrator. This default dashboard will be displayed each time they log into Cisco Vulnerability Management (after logging out) and click on the dashboard tab.

In order to designate a dashboard as your default, simply click on the star next to its name.


Global and Shared Dashboard Views

Client administrators can create Global and Shared dashboard views. They can be made available to everyone (Global) or limited to specific user roles (Shared). Please note that these Global/Shared dashboard views can be viewed by everyone granted access but they can only be created/edited by client administrators.

Global and Shared dashboard views are created using the same steps as other dashboard views. You’ll see the options available in the Create New Dashboard View screen:


Note: The risk meters visible to a specific user on a shared dashboard are determined by the role-based access controls (RBAC) in place. If a shared dashboard has 10 risk meters on it but the specific user only has permission to see 8 of them, then they will only see those eight.

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