When I was growing up, the evening news would start with the tag line, “It’s ten o’clock, do you know where you children are?” I know, it seems quaint now, especially since many of us haven’t left home in weeks. The modern equivalent might be, “It’s whatever o’clock. Do your know where your enterprise’s firewalls are?”
This is not a rhetorical question. Answering it will give you some insight into how your network infrastructure is governed (or not, as the case might be), and what actionable steps to take to fix it. I wrote in a recent blog post that as more of us work from home (WFH), we must go back to basics. One of those basics is understanding our network topology and where the firewalls are located.
In my latest column for RSA’s blog, I discuss this issue and how it can be very timely to know this information.