CHAPTER 6 – PART 4
Firewall Technical Security Standards
The emerging need to connect the Department of Agriculture network to other government agencies, private companies and other organizations using Internet Protocol (IP) demands a coordinated and uniform approach to implementing secure IP connectivity. A characteristic of an interconnected environment is the ability to easily share resources and information. From a business perspective, this is a desirable feature, with hidden threats. Unfortunately the inherent nature of an interconnected architecture also results in sharing risks. A risk to one system becomes a risk to all systems.