Answer yes if your organisation maintains a corporate network that allows user devices to connect and communicate with any network based storage or internal services, or if your organisation maintains any application hosting infrastructure (cloud or otherwise). You should answer yes to this question if you use a public cloud to host applications since you are responsible for implementing security controls within your environment.
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Networks are a common target for cyber attack as they often offer a public facing way for attackers to access confidential information. The connections from your networks to the Internet, and other partner networks, expose your systems and technologies to attack. By creating and implementing some simple policies and appropriate architectural and technical responses, you can reduce the chances of these attacks succeeding (or causing harm to your organisation).
Your organisation's networks almost certainly span many sites, and the use of mobile / remote working, and cloud services, makes defining a fixed network boundary difficult. Rather than focusing purely on physical connections, think also about where your data is stored and processed, and where an attacker would have the opportunity to interfere with it.
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