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Summary: This page provides instructions for managing Actions (in the Action Plan) in the Security Dashboard.

Introduction

The Security Dashboard features the ability:

  • to add and remove objects (violations) to and from an "Action Plan" - an Action Plan is simply a list of objects (i.e. "violations") that have been selected for action in the next snapshot generation process with a priority level assigned to them. Users can then use the list to focus their re-mediation work. Think of it as a "to do list" - i.e. objects that require work to remove the violation flagged by CAST AIP.
  • to Exclude objects from a future snapshot - this can be useful when the object is violating an AIP Rule, but is irrelevant or is a false positive.
  • to add and remove Rules to and from an "Education" list to promote best practices.
  • to view detailed information about rules that have been added to the Education list in the Continuous Improvement feature.

The Security Dashboard features the ability to add and remove objects (violations) to and from an "Action Plan" - an Action Plan is simply a list of objects (i.e. "violations") that have been selected for action in the next snapshot generation process with a priority level assigned to them. Users can then use the list to focus their re-mediation work. Think of it as a "to do list" - i.e. objects that require work to remove the violation flagged by CAST AIP.

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Note that Actions are available when viewing data from a previous snapshot, however, the ability to edit Actions is only available from the most recent snapshot.

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From the "home" or landing page, click the default Action Plan tile.


From the Side Menu bar, click the following icon:


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The focus will be set to the Actions tab when using this icon:


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The image below shows a list of violations that have been added to the Action Plan:

Click to enlarge:

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The following columns are available:

Added: Total number of objects (violations) in the Action Plan that have been added to the list since the last snapshot was generated - their status will be checked during the next snapshot generation.

Pending: Total number of objects (violations) in the Action Plan that are STILL violating a rule since the last snapshot was generated - i.e. the problem has not been fixed


Solved: Total number of objects (violations) in the Action Plan that have been corrected and are no longer violating the rule since the last snapshot was generated - i.e. the object has been remediated.


This check box allows you to manage the object (violation). A Manage button will appear when an object is ticked:

This button allows you to:

  • Update the Comment and Priority given to an object (violation) when it was added to the Action Plan
  • Add the related violations to the Scheduled Exclusion list
  • Remove the object (violation) from the Action Plan if the issue has been resolved or you no longer need to remediate the issue
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Note that:

  • the check box is only visible if your login has the QUALITY_MANAGER role
  • the Schedule Exclusions for related violations option requires the EXCLUSION_MANAGER role - without this role the option will not be available.


 

Select all option will select only the available rows in the current page.

Priority

Displays the priority given to the object (violation) when it was added to the action plan, ranging from:

  • Low
  • Moderate
  • High
  • Extreme

Data can be filtered on this status, with the addition of All Tags - i.e. all priorities:

The Priority set on each violation when it was added to the Action Plan can be modified using the check box and Manage > Update Actions button.

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Note that it is possible to modify the name of this column. See CAST Dashboard Package - Engineering Dashboard json configuration options using the tagType parameter.


Status

Displays the status of the object (violation) in the Action Plan (see the sections in the rows above which explain these statuses in full):

  • Added
  • Pending
  • Solved

Data can be filtered on this status, with the addition of All Statuses:

See the sections in the rows above which explain these statuses in full.

Comment

Displays the free text comment assigned to the object (violation) when it was added to the Action Plan. This comment can be modified using the check box and Manage > Update Actions button. Data can be filtered on the comment, with the addition of All Comments and Empty Comments:

Rule

The name of the Quality Rule for which the object (violation) has been added to the Action Plan (objects (violations) can appear multiple times in the Action Plan). Data can be filtered on the rule name, with the addition of All Rules:

Object Name Location

The name of

, and information about

the

object 

Object (violation) that has been added to the Action Plan for remediation can be searched using this option.

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Last Update

The date the object (violation) was last updated - i.e. any of the following:

  • added to the Action Plan
  • comment edited
  • priority/tag edited

This icon, when clicked, will take you direct to the Source Code page for the object (violation) in question.

Use this option to export the contents of the Action Plan to an Excel file. See Exporting data to Microsoft Excel file format for more information.

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