About assets

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.

Restricted access

An asset must also have limited access to safeguard its value. Since an asset has value, some benefit can be derived from its use. Any unlimited access that is granted to assets would imply zero value.

In a broader perspective, assets can be primarily divided into the following major non-technical groups:

People assets

  • Human capital

Information assets

  • Financial data

  • HR data

  • Patent records

  • Business plans

  • Disaster recovery plans

Physical assets

  • Furniture

  • Office campus

Control Compliance Suite deals with the technology assets.

Technology assets are important because of the following reasons:

Primitive technology assets include User accounts, Computers, Printers, Network Infrastructure, and Services. Control Compliance Suite collects data on these primitive assets.

More Information

Site as scope in asset import

Asset folder hierarchy