Evaluator makes several assumptions to get you up and running as quickly as possible. Advanced users may implement several different customizations including:


  • Risk tolerances - Organizational risk tolerances at a “medium” and “high” level are defined in inputs/risk_tolerances.csv. Risk tolerances are the aggregate economic loss thresholds defined by your organization. These are not necessarily the same as the size of potential losses from individual scenarios. A good proxy for risk tolerance is the budget authority implemented in your organization. The size of purchase signoff required at the executive level is generally a good indicator of the minimum floor for high risk tolerance.
  • Qualitative mappings - The translation of qualitative labels such as “Frequent” threat events and “Optimized” controls are defined in inputs/qualitative_mappings.csv. The values in this mapping may be changed but they must use lowercase and agree with the values used in the survey spreadsheet. Changing the number of levels used for any qualitative label (e.g. changing High/Medium/Low to High/Medium/Low/VeryLow) is possible as long as the survey spreadsheet uses the same labels.
    • The survey spreadsheet uses data validation to populate drop downs. If you change the mappings, the validation will need to be updated or removed to agree with your new mappings.

Report Customization

If you would rather work on the source RMarkdown file or direct editing and graphics tweaking, use system.file("rmd, "analyze_risk.Rmd", package = "evaluator") to find the location of the native template on your system.

  • Styling - Look and feel (fonts, colors, etc.) is defined in the styles/html-styles.css and styles/word-styles-reference.docx files.