CISA Issues BOD 23-02: Mitigating the Risk from Internet-Exposed Management Interfaces

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Today, CISA issued Binding Operational Directive (BOD) 23-02: Mitigating the Risk from Internet-Exposed Management Interfaces, requiring Federal Civilian Executive Branch (FCEB) agencies to reduce risks posed by internet-exposed networked management interfaces on federal information systems. This Directive applies to dedicated device interfaces that are accessible over network protocols and are meant exclusively for authorized users to perform administrative activities on a device, a group of devices, or the network itself. 

Agencies must be prepared to remove identified networked management interfaces from exposure to the internet, or protect them with Zero-Trust capabilities that implement a policy enforcement point separate from the interface itself. CISA will monitor and support agency adherence, providing additional resources as needed. FCEB agencies should contact CISA at for additional information.

While BOD 23-02 strictly applies to FCEB agencies, this threat extends to every sector. CISA recommends all stakeholders review and adopt this guidance.


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