Business assets represent logical entities in the business world. For example, a bank with departments, servers, and datacenters is a business asset. Asset groups are collections of assets.
Assets can be grouped in the following ways:
Group assets based on asset attributes to form a dynamic asset group.
Group a specific set of assets.
Table: Differences between business assets and asset groups tabulates the differences between business assets and asset groups.
Table: Differences between business assets and asset groups
Business assets are assets with extendable schema.
Asset groups have no schema.
Business assets have value. Business assets also have CIA, risk and compliance scores, and owners.
An asset group has no value in itself.
Business assets cannot form groups on the basis of asset properties. Business assets form associations with other assets.
Assets can be grouped into static groups, or dynamic groups that have common attributes.
Business assets can be nested. For example, the business assets investment banking and retail banking can be nested under another business asset, People Bank.
Control Compliance Suite makes no provision for the nesting of asset groups.
Business assets can be of different types: process, application, or department.
Asset groups fall into the following types:
Dynamic asset group: A group of assets based on asset attribute values
Static asset group: A group that is formed by the assets that a user specifies
Business assets work unrestricted by any hierarchy or location within the asset system.
Asset groups only work in the folders in which they reside (sub-tree level).
Business assets can be assigned permissions. Users stamp permissions on business assets.
An asset group inherits the permissions that are assigned to the asset folder.
A business asset represents an entity in business. Business assets participate in business processes. For example, a RAM questionnaire can be created for a business asset.
An asset group is a collection of assets. An asset that is a part of an asset group can participate (be scoped) in a business process. The asset group cannot participate in business.
Business assets form associations with other business assets.
Asset groups do not form associations with other asset groups.
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