CompTIA Security+

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Question 1

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Which of the following security tools can Jane, a security administrator, use to deter theft?
Answer
  • Visualization
  • Cable locks
  • GPS tracking
  • Device encryption

Question 2

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Which of the following can be implemented on a laptop hard drive to help prevent unauthorized access to data?
Answer
  • Full disk encryption
  • Key escrow
  • Screen lock
  • Data loss prevention

Question 3

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Which of the following network devices allows Jane, a security technician, to perform malware inspection?
Answer
  • Load balancer
  • VPN concentrator
  • Firewall
  • NIPS

Question 4

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Which of the following is a valid server-role in a Kerberos authentication system?
Answer
  • Token issuing system
  • Security assertion server
  • Authentication agent
  • Ticket granting server

Question 5

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The accounting department needs access to network share A to maintain a number of financial reporting documents. The department also needs access to network share B in HR to view payroll documentation for cross-referencing items. Jane, an administrative assistant, needs access to view one document in network share A to gather data for management reports. Which of the following gives accounting and Jane the correct rights to these areas?
Answer
  • Accounting should be given read/write access to network share A and read access to network share B. Jane should be given read access for the specific document on network share A.
  • Accounting should be given read/write access to network share A and read access to network share B. Jane should be given read access to network share A.
  • Accounting should be given full access to network share A and read access to network share B. Jane should be given read/write access for the specific document on network share A.
  • Accounting should be given full access to network share A and read access to network share B. Jane should be given read/write access to network share A.

Question 6

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Which of the following creates ciphertext by changing the placement of characters?
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  • Transposition cryptography
  • Hashing
  • Elliptical cryptography
  • Digital signatures

Question 7

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Which of the following malware types uses stealth techniques to conceal itself, cannot install itself without user interaction, and cannot automatically propagate?
Answer
  • Rootkit
  • Logic bomb
  • Adware
  • Virus

Question 8

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When Pete, an employee, leaves a company, which of the following should be updated to ensure Pete's security access is reduced or eliminated?
Answer
  • RSA
  • CA
  • PKI
  • CRL

Question 9

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Which of the following should Matt, an administrator, change FIRST when installing a new access point?
Answer
  • SSID broadcast
  • Encryption
  • DHCP addresses
  • Default password

Question 10

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A datacenter has two rows of racks which are facing the same direction. Sara, a consultant, recommends the racks be faced away from each other. This is an example of which of the following environmental concepts?
Answer
  • Fire suppression
  • Raised floor implementation
  • Hot and cool aisles
  • Humidity controls implementation

Question 11

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Which of the following password policies is the MOST effective against a brute force network attack?
Answer
  • Password complexity
  • Password recovery
  • 30 day password expiration
  • Account lockout

Question 12

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Which of the following would BEST be used by Sara, the security administrator, to calculate the likelihood of an event occurring?
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  • SLE
  • ALE
  • ROI
  • ARO

Question 13

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Which of the following should Matt, an administrator, implement in a server room to help prevent static electricity?
Answer
  • GFI electrical outlets
  • Humidity controls
  • ESD straps
  • EMI shielding

Question 14

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Sara, a company's security officer, often receives reports of unauthorized personnel having access codes to the cipher locks of secure areas in the building Sara should immediately implement which of the following?
Answer
  • Acceptable Use Policy
  • Physical security controls
  • Technical controls
  • Security awareness training

Question 15

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Pete, an IT security technician, has been tasked with implementing physical security controls for his company's workstations. Which of the following BEST meets this need?
Answer
  • Host-based firewalls
  • Safe
  • Cable locks
  • Remote wipe

Question 16

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Which of the following creates ciphertext by replacing one set of characters for another?
Answer
  • Substitution cryptography
  • Elliptical cryptography
  • Digital signatures
  • Transposition cryptography

Question 17

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Sara, the IT Manager, would like to ensure that the router and switches are only available from the network administrator's workstation. Which of the following would be the MOST cost effective solution to ensure that only the network administrator can access these devices?
Answer
  • Restrict console ports
  • Time of day restrictions
  • Implement ACLs
  • Implement an out-of-band administrative network

Question 18

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A company is performing internal security audits after a recent exploitation on one of their proprietary applications. Sara, the security auditor, is given the workstation with limited documentation regarding the application installed for the audit. Which of the following types of testing methods is this?
Answer
  • Sandbox
  • White box
  • Black box
  • Gray box

Question 19

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A web server sitting in a secure DMZ has antivirus and anti-malware software which updates daily. The latest security patches are applied and the server does not run any database software. A day later, the web server is compromised and defaced. Which of the following is the MOST likely type of attack?
Answer
  • Header manipulation
  • Zero day exploit
  • Session hijacking
  • SQL injection
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