After you add your website assets to Cloud Security Scanner as scan targets, you can create scan tasks to scan for vulnerabilities and risks in your assets.

Prerequisites

You have added your assets to Cloud Security Scanner. For more information, see Add assets.

Background information

When you create a scan task, you can use the following methods to specify target assets:
  • Scan one or multiple assets.
  • Scan assets specified by one or multiple tags.
When you create a scan task that scans multiple assets, we recommend that you use tags. Add the same tag to all the target assets, and then select the tag when you specify these assets for the scan task. For more information about how to set multiple tags at the same time, see Manage assets.
Note Before you create a scan task, check your Available Quotas and arrange your quotas properly. For more information, see Limits.

When you create a scan task, you can set the task as a one-time task, scheduled task, or periodic task.

Procedure

  1. Log on to the Cloud Security Scanner console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, click Scan Targets.
  3. Add scan targets. Select assets based on your actual needs.
    • Scan one or multiple assets: In the asset list, select the target assets, and click Scan in the Actions column of any selected asset. A Create Scan Task page appears.
    • Scan all assets in a specified group: Click Scan in the upper-right corner of the asset list. The Create Scan Task page appears. Under Scan Tasks, select an existing tag.
  4. On the Create Scan Task page, set the following parameters:
    Parameter Description
    Task Name Specify a name for the scan task.
    Scan Targets Specify the assets that you want to scan. You can select one or more tags in the drop-down list.
    Effective Period Specify the time period during which the scan task is allowed to scan the specified assets. The scan task scans assets only during the specified time period.
    Note We recommend that you set the effective period to off-peak hours.
    Scan Type Select a scan task type. You can set the task to one of the following types:
    • Immediately: After the scan task is created, it runs in the next Effective Period.
    • Scheduled Task: After the scan task is created, it is started at the specified Start Time, and scans the assets during the Effective Period.
    • Periodic Task: After the scan task is started at the specified Start Time, it scans the assets at the specified frequency (daily, weekly, or monthly) during the Effective Period.
    Start time When you set the Scan Type to Scheduled Task or Periodic Task, you must specify the start time of the scan task. The scan task is started at the specified start time, and scans the specified assets during the Effective Period.
    Scan Frequency When you set the Scan Type to Periodic Task, you must specify the scan frequency for the task. Valid values:
    • Daily
    • Weekly
    • Monthly
    After the scan task is started, it scans assets at the specified frequency.
  5. Click Create.

Result

Scan tasks that you have created are listed on the Scan Tasks page.

What to do next

Manage scan tasks.