Define Your Assets

Security professionals perform pentests on your assets. Collect the info they need.

Help our pentesters test your assets faster.

When you see a Let’s get started! screen, select Create a new pentest for a new asset. The other option is beyond the scope of our Getting Started guide.

When you set up a pentest through the UI, you’re going through the following stages of our pentest wizard:

  • Define Your Assets
  • Create Pentest Objectives
  • Add Details
  • Plan the Pentest

This section can help you define your asset. In the Cobalt UI, you can define pentest objectives in the following screen:

Asset Screen

This page corresponds to the Assets that you can set up in the Cobalt app. You can access the UI to define your assets in the following ways:

  • Select Assets in the left-hand pane, and select New Asset.
  • Select Assets or Pentests in the left-hand pane, and select Create a Pentest. When you set up a pentest, the wizard allows you to define an asset.

This Getting Started Guide assumes that you’re setting up an asset as part of setting up a pentest.

The asset screen prompts you for the following information:

  • Asset Image: Use it to help identify what you need from a list of assets.
  • Asset Title: Set up a descriptive name to attract attention from the best pentesters.
  • Asset Type: Select one of the options described in the linked page.
  • Asset Scoping: Review the guidance on:
  • Asset Description: Add information that can help your pentesters fully analyze your asset.
  • Asset Documentation: Upload documentation, architecture diagrams, images, spreadsheets, videos related to your asset.

The UI provides the information that you need to add an Asset Image and Title. Now take the next step and define your Asset Type.

Specify Asset Type

What kind of asset do you have?

Size Your Assets

Size your assets to ensure appropriate coverage.

Understand Pentest Coverage

To get a cost-effective but complete pentest, you need the “right” coverage for your assets.

Describe Your Assets

Better descriptions help our pentesters test your assets properly.

Last modified December.12.2021