One month after a software developer was terminated, the helpdesk started receiving calls that several
employees’ computers were being infected with malware. Upon further research, it was determined that these
employees had downloaded a shopping toolbar. It was this toolbar that downloaded and installed the errant
code. Which of the following attacks has taken place?
A new mobile banking application is being developed and uses SSL / TLS certificates but penetration tests
show that it is still vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks, such as DNS hijacking. Which of the following would
mitigate this attack?
Joe needs to track employees who log into a confidential database and edit files. In the past, critical files have
been edited, and no one admits to making the edits. Which of the following does Joe need to implement in
order to enforce accountability?
An incident occurred when an outside attacker was able to gain access to network resources. During the
incident response, investigation security logs indicated multiple failed login attempts for a network administrator.
Which of the following controls, if in place could have BEST prevented this successful attack?
A system administrator has made several unauthorized changes to the server cluster that resulted in a major
outage. This event has been brought to the attention of the Chief Information Office (CIO) and he has
requested immediately implement a risk mitigation strategy to prevent this type of event from reoccurring.
Which of the following would be the BEST risk mitigation strategy to implement in order to meet this request?
A security technician received notification of a remotely exploitable vulnerability affecting all multifunction
printers firmware installed throughout the organization. The vulnerability allows a malicious user to review all the
documents processed by the affected printers. Which of the following compensating controls can the security
technician to mitigate the security risk of a sensitive document leak?
An employee in the accounting department recently received a phishing email that instructed them to click a link
in the email to view an important message from the IRS which threatened penalties if a response was not
received by the end of the business day. The employee clicked on the link and the machine was infected with
malware. Which of the following principles BEST describes why this social engineering ploy was successful?
One of the senior managers at a company called the help desk to report a problem. The manager could no
longer access data on a laptop equipped with FDE. The manager requested that the FDE be removed and the
laptop restored from a backup. The help desk informed the manager that the recommended solution was to
decrypt the hard drive prior to reinstallation and recovery. The senior manager did not have a copy of the
private key associated with the FDE on the laptop. Which of the following tools or techniques did the help desk
use to avoid losing the data on the laptop?
Which of the following BEST explains Platform as a Service?
A company is starting to allow employees to use their own personal devices without centralized management.
Employees must contact IT to have their devices configured to use corporate email; access is also available to
the corporate cloud-based servers. Which of the following is the BEST policy to implement under these