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External connections to the network must be reviewed and the documentation updated semi-annually.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-8048 NET0135 SV-8534r4_rule Medium
A network is only as secure as its weakest link. It is imperative that all external connections be reviewed and kept to a minimum needed for operations. All external connections should be treated as untrusted networks. Reviewing who or what the network is connected to empowers the security manager to make sound judgements and security recommendations. Minimizing backdoor circuits and connections reduces the risk for unauthorized access to network resources.
Network Infrastructure Policy Security Technical Implementation Guide 2017-03-02


Check Text ( C-7429r5_chk )
Review the network topology and interview the ISSO to verify that external connections to the network are reviewed and documented on a semi-annual basis.

If there are any external connections that have not been documented, or if the connections are not reviewed on a semi-annual basis, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-7623r3_fix)
Implement a semi-annual review process to document and account for external connections to the organization.