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Create a security incident calculator

Create a security incident calculator

Security incident calculators allow you to calculate a security incident's severity based on pre-defined formulas. You can define your own security incident calculators, as needed.

Before you begin

Role required: sn_si.admin


  1. Navigate to Security Incident > Setup > Security Incident Calculator Groups.
  2. Click the name of the group for which you want to create a new calculator, or you can create a new group.
  3. Click New.
  4. Fill in the fields on the form, as appropriate.
    Field Description
    Name The name of the security incident calculator.

    Select the table to be used for this calculator.

    When you add calculators to tables other than Vulnerability [sn_vul_vulnerability] and Vulnerable Item [sn_vul_vulnerable_item], you must add business rules and UI Actions to those tables. To see examples:

    • Navigate to System Definition > Business Rules, and locate the Calculate Severity business rule on the Vulnerable Item [sn_vul_vulnerable_item] table.
    • Navigate to System UI > UI Actions, and locate the Calculate Severity UI action on the Vulnerable Item [sn_vul_vulnerable_item] table.

    Also, the vulnerability admin role must be granted full read, write (or save_as_template) capabilities on any table used by a calculator to properly see the values to apply the template.

    Order The order in which the security incident calculator will be run. A calculator with an order entry of 100 will run before a calculator with an order entry of 200.
    Active Turn the calculator on or off.
    Use advanced condition Select this check box to indicate that a script condition will be used to determine when this calculator should be applied. When you select the check box, an Advanced condition field appears under Conditions.
    Use script values If you select this check box, the Script values field appears under Values to Apply.
    Description A description of this calculator.
    Condition Define basic filter conditions for determining if the calculator should be used.
    Note: Prior to defining advanced conditions and writing scripts for determining when the security incident calculators will be applied, we recommend that you return to the Security Incident Calculators list screen and explore the security incident calculator records shipped with the base system.
  5. Click Submit.