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A security administrator is segregating all web-facing server traffic from the internal network and restricting it to a single interface on a firewall. Which of the following BEST describes this new network?
Which of the following was based on a previous X.500 specification and allows either unencrypted authentication or encrypted authentication through the use of TLS?
The Quality Assurance team is testing a new third party developed application. The Quality team does not have any experience with the application. Which of the following is the team performing?
A. Grey box testing
B. Black box testing
C. Penetration testing
D. White box testing
Which of the following has a storage root key?
A datacenter requires that staff be able to identify whether or not items have been removed from the facility. Which of the following controls will allow the organization to provide automated notification of item removal?
B. Environmental monitoring
D. EMI shielding
A malicious person gained access to a datacenter by ripping the proximity badge reader off the wall near the datacenter entrance. This caused the electronic locks on the datacenter door to release because the:
A. badge reader was improperly installed.
B. system was designed to fail open for life-safety.
C. system was installed in a fail closed configuration.
D. system used magnetic locks and the locks became demagnetized.
The concept of rendering data passing between two points over an IP based network impervious to all but the most sophisticated advanced persistent threats is BEST categorized as which of the following?
A. Stream ciphers
B. Transport encryption
C. Key escrow
D. Block ciphers
On Monday, all company employees report being unable to connect to the corporate wireless network, which uses 802.1x with PEAP. A technician verifies that no configuration changes were made to the wireless network and its supporting infrastructure, and that there are no outages.
Which of the following is the MOST likely cause for this issue?
A. Too many incorrect authentication attempts have caused users to be temporarily disabled.
B. The DNS server is overwhelmed with connections and is unable to respond to queries.
C. The company IDS detected a wireless attack and disabled the wireless network.
D. The Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service server certificate has expired.
Which of the following would BEST deter an attacker trying to brute force 4-digit PIN numbers to access an account at a bank teller machine?
A. Account expiration settings
B. Complexity of PIN
C. Account lockout settings
D. PIN history requirements
An administrator discovers that many users have used their same passwords for years even though the network requires that the passwords be changed every six weeks. Which of the following, when used together, would BEST prevent users from reusing their existing password?
A. Length of password
B. Password history
C. Minimum password age
D. Password expiration
E. Password complexity
F. Non-dictionary words
A recent audit has discovered that at the time of password expiration clients are able to recycle the previous credentials for authentication. Which of the following controls should be used together to prevent this from occurring? (Select TWO).
A. Password age
B. Password hashing
C. Password complexity
D. Password history
E. Password length
A system administrator is configuring UNIX accounts to authenticate against an external server. The configuration file asks for the following information DC=ServerName and DC=COM. Which of the following authentication services is being used?
In Kerberos, the Ticket Granting Ticket (TGT) is used for which of the following?
D. Multifactor authentication
Which of the following network design elements allows for many internal devices to share one public IP address?
Which of the following components of an all-in-one security appliance would MOST likely be configured in order to restrict access to peer-to-peer file sharing websites?
A. Spam filter
B. URL filter
C. Content inspection
D. Malware inspection
When considering a vendor-specific vulnerability in critical industrial control systems which of the following techniques supports availability?
A. Deploying identical application firewalls at the border
B. Incorporating diversity into redundant design
C. Enforcing application white lists on the support workstations
D. Ensuring the systems' anti-virus definitions are up-to-date
During the information gathering stage of a deploying role-based access control model, which of the following information is MOST likely required?
A. Conditional rules under which certain systems may be accessed
B. Matrix of job titles with required access privileges
C. Clearance levels of all company personnel
D. Normal hours of business operation
The Chief Technical Officer (CTO) has been informed of a potential fraud committed by a database administrator performing several other job functions within the company. Which of the following is the BEST method to prevent such activities in the future?
A. Job rotation
B. Separation of duties
C. Mandatory Vacations
D. Least Privilege
Ann would like to forward some Personal Identifiable Information to her HR department by email, but she is worried about the confidentiality of the information. Which of the following will accomplish this task securely?
A. Digital Signatures
C. Secret Key
A company is trying to limit the risk associated with the use of unapproved USB devices to copy documents. Which of the following would be the BEST technology control to use in this scenario?
A. Content filtering
C. Audit logs
A company is trying to implement physical deterrent controls to improve the overall security posture of their data center. Which of the following BEST meets their goal?
A. Visitor logs
C. Hardware locks
D. Environmental monitoring
A company's employees were victims of a spear phishing campaign impersonating the CEO. The company would now like to implement a solution to improve the overall security posture by assuring their employees that email originated from the CEO. Which of the following controls could they implement to BEST meet this goal?
A. Spam filter
B. Digital signatures
C. Antivirus software
D. Digital certificates
A security technician is attempting to improve the overall security posture of an internal mail server. Which of the following actions would BEST accomplish this goal?
A. Monitoring event logs daily
B. Disabling unnecessary services
C. Deploying a content filter on the network
D. Deploy an IDS on the network
A bank has recently deployed mobile tablets to all loan officers for use at customer sites. Which of the following would BEST prevent the disclosure of customer data in the event that a tablet is lost or stolen?
A. Application control
B. Remote wiping
Which of the following is the primary security concern when deploying a mobile device on a network?
A. Strong authentication
C. Data security
D. Cloud storage technique
Which of the following technical controls is BEST used to define which applications a user can install and run on a company issued mobile device?
D. Acceptable use policy
After a company has standardized to a single operating system, not all servers are immune to a well-known OS vulnerability. Which of the following solutions would mitigate this issue?
A. Host based firewall
B. Initial baseline configurations
C. Discretionary access control
D. Patch management system
A security administrator discovers an image file that has several plain text documents hidden in the file. Which of the following security goals is met by camouflaging data inside of other files?
A company determines a need for additional protection from rogue devices plugging into physical ports around the building. Which of the following provides the highest degree of protection from unauthorized wired network access?
A. Intrusion Prevention Systems
B. MAC filtering
C. Flood guards
A company is preparing to decommission an offline, non-networked root certificate server. Before sending the server's drives to be destroyed by a contracted company, the Chief Security Officer
(CSO) wants to be certain that the data will not be accessed. Which of the following, if implemented, would BEST reassure the CSO? (Select TWO).
A. Disk hashing procedures
B. Full disk encryption
C. Data retention policies
D. Disk wiping procedures
E. Removable media encryption
During the analysis of a PCAP file, a security analyst noticed several communications with a remote server on port 53. Which of the following protocol types is observed in this traffic?
A compromised workstation utilized in a Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) attack has been removed from the network and an image of the hard drive has been created. However, the system administrator stated that the system was left unattended for several hours before the image was created. In the event of a court case, which of the following is likely to be an issue with this incident?
A. Eye Witness
B. Data Analysis of the hard drive
C. Chain of custody
D. Expert Witness
During which of the following phases of the Incident Response process should a security administrator define and implement general defense against malware?
A. Lessons Learned
Due to hardware limitation, a technician must implement a wireless encryption algorithm that uses the RC4 protocol. Which of the following is a wireless encryption solution that the technician should implement while ensuring the STRONGEST level of security?
Joe, a user, wants to send an encrypted email to Ann. Which of the following will Ann need to use to verify that the email came from Joe and decrypt it? (Select TWO).
A. The CA's public key
B. Ann's public key
C. Joe's private key
D. Ann's private key
E. The CA's private key
F. Joe's public key
Joe, a user, wants to send an encrypted email to Ann. Which of the following will Ann need to use to verify the validity's of Joe's certificate? (Select TWO).
A. The CA's public key
B. Joe's private key
C. Ann's public key
D. The CA's private key
E. Joe's public key
F. Ann's private key
A technician wants to implement a dual factor authentication system that will enable the organization to authorize access to sensitive systems on a need-to-know basis. Which of the following should be implemented during the authorization stage?
B. Mandatory access control
C. Single sign-on
D. Role-based access control
A security researcher wants to reverse engineer an executable file to determine if it is malicious.
The file was found on an underused server and appears to contain a zero-day exploit. Which of the following can the researcher do to determine if the file is malicious in nature?
A. TCP/IP socket design review
B. Executable code review
C. OS Baseline comparison
D. Software architecture review
A recent spike in virus detections has been attributed to end-users visiting www.compnay.com. The business has an established relationship with an organization using the URL of www.company.com but not with the site that has been causing the infections. Which of the following would BEST describe this type of attack?
A. Typo squatting
B. Session hijacking
C. Cross-site scripting
D. Spear phishing
A company has proprietary mission critical devices connected to their network which are configured remotely by both employees and approved customers. The administrator wants to monitor device security without changing their baseline configuration. Which of the following should be implemented to secure the devices without risking availability?
A. Host-based firewall
An administrator has a network subnet dedicated to a group of users. Due to concerns regarding data and network security, the administrator desires to provide network access for this group only.
Which of the following would BEST address this desire?
A. Install a proxy server between the users' computers and the switch to filter inbound network traffic.
B. Block commonly used ports and forward them to higher and unused port numbers.
C. Configure the switch to allow only traffic from computers based upon their physical address.
D. Install host-based intrusion detection software to monitor incoming DHCP Discover requests.
Which of the following is a security concern regarding users bringing personally-owned devices that they connect to the corporate network?
A. Cross-platform compatibility issues between personal devices and server-based applications B. Lack of controls in place to ensure that the devices have the latest system patches and signature files
C. Non-corporate devices are more difficult to locate when a user is terminated
D. Non-purchased or leased equipment may cause failure during the audits of company-owned assets
Due to issues with building keys being duplicated and distributed, a security administrator wishes to change to a different security control regarding a restricted area. The goal is to provide access based upon facial recognition. Which of the following will address this requirement?
A. Set up mantraps to avoid tailgating of approved users.
B. Place a guard at the entrance to approve access.
C. Install a fingerprint scanner at the entrance.
D. Implement proximity readers to scan users' badges.
A security administrator has concerns regarding employees saving data on company provided mobile devices. Which of the following would BEST address the administrator's concerns?
A. Install a mobile application that tracks read and write functions on the device.
B. Create a company policy prohibiting the use of mobile devices for personal use.
C. Enable GPS functionality to track the location of the mobile devices.
D. Configure the devices so that removable media use is disabled.
Identifying residual risk is MOST important to which of the following concepts?
A. Risk deterrence
B. Risk acceptance
C. Risk mitigation
D. Risk avoidance
The information security technician wants to ensure security controls are deployed and functioning as intended to be able to maintain an appropriate security posture. Which of the following security techniques is MOST appropriate to do this?
A. Log audits
B. System hardening
C. Use IPS/IDS
D. Continuous security monitoring
A small company can only afford to buy an all-in-one wireless router/switch. The company has 3 wireless BYOD users and 2 web servers without wireless access. Which of the following should the company configure to protect the servers from the user devices? (Select TWO).
A. Deny incoming connections to the outside router interface.
B. Change the default HTTP port
C. Implement EAP-TLS to establish mutual authentication
D. Disable the physical switch ports
E. Create a server VLAN
F. Create an ACL to access the server
Users can authenticate to a company's web applications using their credentials from a popular social media site. Which of the following poses the greatest risk with this integration?
A. Malicious users can exploit local corporate credentials with their social media credentials
B. Changes to passwords on the social media site can be delayed from replicating to the company
C. Data loss from the corporate servers can create legal liabilities with the social media site
D. Password breaches to the social media site affect the company application as well
A security team has established a security awareness program. Which of the following would
BEST prove the success of the program?
A company needs to receive data that contains personally identifiable information. The company requires both the transmission and data at rest to be encrypted. Which of the following achieves this goal? (Select TWO).
D. D. TKIP
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