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Question 1

A security administrator must implement a system to allow clients to securely negotiate encryption keys with the company's server over a public unencrypted communication channel. Which of the following implements the required secure key negotiation? (Select TWO).
  • PBKDF2
  • Symmetric encryption
  • Steganography
  • Diffie-Hellman

Question 2

Acme Corp has selectively outsourced proprietary business processes to ABC Services. Due to some technical issues, ABC services wants to send some of Acme Corp's debug data to a third party vendor for problem resolution. Which of the following MUST be considered prior to sending data to a third party?
  • The data should be encrypted prior to transport
  • This would not constitute unauthorized data sharing
  • This may violate data ownership and non-disclosure agreements
  • Acme Corp should send the data to ABC Services' vendor instead

Question 3

An organization has introduced token-based authentication to system administrators due to risk of password compromise. The tokens have a set of numbers that automatically change every 30 seconds. Which of the following type of authentication mechanism is this?
  • TOTP
  • Smart card
  • CHAP
  • HOTP

Question 4

A security technician at a small business is worried about the Layer 2 switches in the network suffering from a DoS style attack caused by staff incorrectly cabling network connections between switches. Which of the following will BEST mitigate the risk if implemented on the switches?
  • Spanning tree
  • Flood guards
  • Access control lists
  • Syn flood

Question 5

An administrator wants to establish a WiFi network using a high gain directional antenna with a narrow radiation pattern to connect two buildings separated by a very long distance. Which of the following antennas would be BEST for this situation?
  • Dipole
  • Yagi
  • Sector
  • Omni

Question 6

An attacker used an undocumented and unknown application exploit to gain access to a file server. Which of the following BEST describes this type of attack?
  • Integer overflow
  • Cross-site scripting
  • Zero-day
  • Session hijacking
  • XML injection

Question 7

Which of the following is an XML based open standard used in the exchange of authentication and authorization information between different parties?
  • LDAP
  • SAML
  • Kerberos

Question 8

Which of the following ports and protocol types must be opened on a host with a host-based firewall to allow incoming SFTP connections?
  • 21/UDP
  • 21/TCP
  • 22/UDP
  • 22/TCP

Question 9

A user, Ann, is reporting to the company IT support group that her workstation screen is blank other than a window with a message requesting payment or else her hard drive will be formatted. Which of the following types of malware is on Ann's workstation?
  • Trojan
  • Spyware
  • Adware
  • Ransomware

Question 10

Which of the following controls can be implemented together to prevent data loss in the event of theft of a mobile device storing sensitive information? (Select TWO).
  • Full device encryption
  • Screen locks
  • GPS
  • Asset tracking
  • Inventory control

Question 11

A way to assure data at-rest is secure even in the event of loss or theft is to use:
  • Full device encryption.
  • Special permissions on the file system.
  • Trusted Platform Module integration.
  • Access Control Lists.

Question 12

A security audit identifies a number of large email messages being sent by a specific user from their company email account to another address external to the company. These messages were sent prior to a company data breach, which prompted the security audit. The user was one of a few people who had access to the leaked data. Review of the suspect's emails show they consist mostly of pictures of the user at various locations during a recent vacation. No suspicious activities from other users who have access to the data were discovered. Which of the following is occurring?
  • The user is encrypting the data in the outgoing messages.
  • The user is using steganography.
  • The user is spamming to obfuscate the activity.
  • The user is using hashing to embed data in the emails.

Question 13

A security analyst is reviewing firewall logs while investigating a compromised web server. The following ports appear in the log: 22, 25, 445, 1433, 3128, 3389, 6667 Which of the following protocols was used to access the server remotely?
  • LDAP
  • HTTP
  • RDP

Question 14

An organization does not want the wireless network name to be easily discovered. Which of the following software features should be configured on the access points?
  • SSID broadcast
  • MAC filter
  • WPA2
  • Antenna placement

Question 15

A computer is suspected of being compromised by malware. The security analyst examines the computer and finds that a service called Telnet is running and connecting to an external website over port 443. This Telnet service was found by comparing the system's services to the list of standard services on the company's system image. This review process depends on:
  • MAC filtering.
  • System hardening.
  • Rogue machine detection.
  • Baselining.

Question 16

A software developer wants to prevent stored passwords from being easily decrypted. When the password is stored by the application, additional text is added to each password before the password is hashed. This technique is known as:
  • Symmetric cryptography.
  • Private key cryptography.
  • Salting.
  • Rainbow tables.

Question 17

In which of the following steps of incident response does a team analyze the incident and determine steps to prevent a future occurrence?
  • Mitigation
  • Identification
  • Preparation
  • Lessons learned

Question 18

A security technician has been asked to recommend an authentication mechanism that will allow users to authenticate using a password that will only be valid for a predefined time interval. Which of the following should the security technician recommend?
  • CHAP
  • TOTP
  • HOTP
  • PAP

Question 19

A security administrator must implement a wireless encryption system to secure mobile devices' communication. Some users have mobile devices which only support 56-bit encryption. Which of the following wireless encryption methods should be implemented?
  • RC4
  • AES
  • MD5
  • TKIP

Question 20

After a security incident involving a physical asset, which of the following should be done at the beginning?
  • Record every person who was in possession of assets, continuing post-incident.
  • Create working images of data in the following order: hard drive then RAM.
  • Back up storage devices so work can be performed on the devices immediately.
  • Write a report detailing the incident and mitigation suggestions.

Question 21

Which of the following is the GREATEST security risk of two or more companies working together under a Memorandum of Understanding?
  • Budgetary considerations may not have been written into the MOU, leaving an entity to absorb more cost than intended at signing.
  • MOUs have strict policies in place for services performed between the entities and the penalties for compromising a partner are high.
  • MOUs are generally loose agreements and therefore may not have strict guidelines in place to protect sensitive data between the two entities.
  • MOUs between two companies working together cannot be held to the same legal standards as SLAs.

Question 22

Joe, a user, reports to the system administrator that he is receiving an error stating his certificate has been revoked. Which of the following is the name of the database repository for these certificates?
  • CSR
  • OSCP
  • CA
  • CRL

Question 23

A software company has completed a security assessment. The assessment states that the company should implement fencing and lighting around the property. Additionally, the assessment states that production releases of their software should be digitally signed. Given the recommendations, the company was deficient in which of the following core security areas? (Select TWO).
  • Fault tolerance
  • Encryption
  • Availability
  • Integrity
  • Safety
  • Confidentiality

Question 24

A user was reissued a smart card after the previous smart card had expired. The user is able to log into the domain but is now unable to send digitally signed or encrypted email. Which of the following would the user need to perform?
  • Remove all previous smart card certificates from the local certificate store.
  • Publish the new certificates to the global address list.
  • Make the certificates available to the operating system.
  • Recover the previous smart card certificates.

Question 25

Users are encouraged to click on a link in an email to obtain exclusive access to the newest version of a popular Smartphone. This is an example of.
  • Scarcity
  • Familiarity
  • Intimidation
  • Trust
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