With reference to Control Compliance Suite, an asset is defined as an object in the organization that has certain properties.
Table: Features of assets
An object must have a value in the organization to become an asset. Without a value, the object is a liability.
The owner of the asset carries the responsibility to secure and maintain the value of the asset.
An asset must also have limited access to safeguard its value. Because an asset has value, some benefit can be derived from its use. Any unlimited access that is granted to assets implies zero value.
In a broader perspective, assets fall into the following major non-technical groups:
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Control Compliance Suite deals with the technology assets.
Technology assets are important because of the following reasons:
Technology assets store information.
Technology assets have role-based access control.
People are granted various levels of authority over these assets.
Technology assets often control other physical systems.
Primitive technology assets include User accounts, Computers, Printers, Network Infrastructure, and Services. Control Compliance Suite collects data on these primitive assets.
See Site as scope in asset import
See Asset folder hierarchy
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