Executive Summary Dashboard: Vulnerability Variation Panel

This article describes the metrics displayed in the health score panel

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The Vulnerability Variation panel shows multiple metrics as follows:

  1. The main metric of this panel showing a number with an arrow pointing up or down, is the delta in number of newly discovered vulnerabilities VS fixed vulnerabilities as detected by Delve in your organization, over the selected time frame. This number will be green with an arrow pointing down, if vulnerability count decreases or red with an arrow pointing up if it increases.
    Vulnerabilities do not need to have been sent to a remediation plan to be detected as having been fixed.
  2. The upper right corner of the panel shows how many vulnerabilities have been newly discovered and how many vulnerabilities have been fixed over the selected time frame.
  3. The main graph visually shows the evolution over time of the vulnerabilitiy count, with red bars on the upper portion of the graph showing the newly discovered vulnerabilities and green bars in the lower portion of the graph showing the fixed vulnerabilities. The data is shown for the selected time frame.
  4. You can select to "Show Delta Only" in order to only see the difference between the newly discovered vulnerabilities and the fixed vulnerabilities for every time frame in the graph.

It can be interesting to visualize this graph in relation to the asset count panel in order to better understand how adding or removing assets in your environment can affect the vulnerability detection.

It can also be interesting to visualize this graph in relation to the Health Score panel in order to better understand how newly discovered vulnerabilities affect the global Health Score.