Asset Criticality Score

The Assets > Hosts list (and the Asset Details page) will display the asset criticality score for each asset. The asset criticality score represents the criticality of an asset to your business infrastructure. This score is calculated based on multiple tags assigned to the asset with asset criticality scores defined. The highest score assigned to the asset via multiple tags is the asset criticality score of the asset. If the tags associated with the asset don’t have criticality scores defined, then a score of ‘2’ is assigned by default.  

How to view asset criticality

Go to Assets > Hosts and you’ll see the Criticality column with a score for each host.

Criticality column on Hosts list

Click the score for any host to see the tags used to determine the score.

Criticality Score Details

How to define asset criticality

You can define the asset criticality score for a tag while creating asset tags in Global AssetView (GAV) / CyberSecurity Asset Management (CSAM).

You can set the asset criticality score between 1 to 5 with 1 being the lowest and 5 being the highest. If you don’t select an asset criticality score, a criticality score of 2 is applied to the asset by default.

You can apply tags manually or configure rules for automatic classification of your assets in logical, hierarchical, or business-contextual groups. When these tags are assigned to assets manually or dynamically through rules, asset criticality scores are calculated for each asset. If an asset has multiple tags, the highest score amongst the applied tags is assigned to the asset. For example, if asset 'A' has three tags with asset criticality scores 3, 4 and 2, then the asset criticality score for asset 'A' will be 4.

Refer to the Global AssetView / CyberSecurity Asset Management Quick Start Guide or check the CSAM Online Help to learn more.