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Which of the following would mitigate and secure the au…

An auditor’s report discovered several accounts with no activity for over 60 days. The accounts were later
identified as contractors’ accounts who would be returning in three months and would need to resume the
activities. Which of the following would mitigate and secure the auditors finding?

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A.
Disable unnecessary contractor accounts and inform the auditor of the update.

B.
Reset contractor accounts and inform the auditor of the update.

C.
Inform the auditor that the accounts belong to the contractors.

D.
Delete contractor accounts and inform the auditor of the update.

Explanation:
A disabled account cannot be used. It is ‘disabled’. Whenever an employee leaves a company, the employee’s
user account should be disabled. The question states that the accounts are contractors’ accounts who would be
returning in three months. Therefore, it would be easier to keep the accounts rather than deleting them which
would require that the accounts are recreated in three months’ time. By disabling the accounts, we can ensure
that the accounts cannot be used; in three months when the contractors are back, we can simply re-enable the
accounts.

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